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Lewis Hamilton
1:31.233 Fastest Lap
57 Laps
George Russell
1:31.921 Fastest Lap
57 Laps
George Russell
Time: 32:07.138
Lewis Hamilton
Time: 32:20.730
Grand Prix Qualifying
George Russell
1:28.067 Fastest Lap
16 Laps
Lewis Hamilton
1:28.107 Fastest Lap
14 Laps
Sprint Shootout
George Russell
Time: 1:28.343
Lewis Hamilton
Time: 1:28.371

The Circuit

The Miami International Autodrome is considered a temporary circuit, although the way it’s designed and constructed intends for it to have a more permanent feel.

It’s built around the iconic Hard Rock Stadium which is host to the Miami Dolphins – the city’s National Football League team. However, that wasn’t always the plan. F1, the promoters and the circuit design team had been looking at a Downtown Miami location back in the summer of 2017, but decided that Miami Gardens was the place to be. Since the idea of a Miami Grand Prix came about, there were 75 layout variations dreamed up before they decided on what we race on today!

A lap stretches over 5.412km – the same length as the Bahrain International Circuit – and consists of 19 corners. There are three long straights, three DRS zones and both Lewis and George will experience some evaluation changes around the second half of the lap between Turns 13 and 16. Track evolution here is high, but downforce levels are average and cars could reach a top speed of 320kmh (199mph).

Being in the beautiful Florida sun, high temperatures can play a big part in the weekend. Unfortunately, there will be no chance to take a dip in the now-famous fake ‘marina’ harbour, but hydration and simulations of the warm weather conditions are important factors when it comes to training and driving for these hot races. The car itself needs to stay cool too, with fluids, internal parts like radiators and turbochargers and outer aerodynamics all playing their part to keep the W15 as cool and efficient as possible.

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Everything You Need To Know: Miami

It’s race week once again, and for the first time this season we’re going Stateside. Miami is host to Round Six of the 2024 Formula 1 season, and just like we had in China it’s another Sprint weekend! Lewis and George will be heading back to one of the newer venues on the calendar, with upgrades expected on the F1 W15 E PERFORMANCE.

Miami is a newer circuit, making its debut on the calendar in 2022. It’s the first of three US races we visit this season, with Austin and Las Vegas later on in the year. The 5.412km track is a mix of longer straights and tight turns, plenty of evaluation changes and overtaking opportunities.

It will also be another Sprint weekend, which will be a first for the Miami International Autodrome. Last time out in Shanghai, Lewis secured an amazing second place result and did a great job to navigate changing conditions during Sprint Qualifying to start on the front row.

Don’t forget the Sprint weekend schedules have had a change this season, with Sprint Qualifying now moved to Friday evening. Then comes Saturday, where the day will start with the 100km F1 Sprint and followed by the traditional qualifying, before we race on Sunday.

In between all of that, F1 Academy returns this weekend and we're ready to cheer on our Mercedes superstar, Doriane Pin. Qualifying for the F1 Academy weekend starts at 10:25 local time (15:00 BST) on Saturday, with the first race getting underway at 14:05 (19:05 BST) between F1 Sprint and Qualifying. The second race then takes place on Sunday at 13:05 local time (18:05 BST), and means there’s no shortage of Silver Arrows action for you to follow over the next week in Miami.

Our Successes

On both occasions racing in Miami, we’ve come away with a good haul of points. Last season George just missed out on a podium and finished in fourth, with Lewis crossing the chequered flag in sixth. Our seven-time champ put on a stunning performance to climb from 13th on the starting grid, pulling off some amazing overtakes on his way to sixth place.

The year before that, George finished in fifth with Lewis just behind him in sixth. Towards the end of the race, the two had a battle for position on track which resulted in Russell getting ahead on better tyres but it made for some exciting viewing for fans.

As well as Formula 1 being on track this weekend, we’ll also be cheering on our very own Doriane Pin who is representing us in F1 Academy. It’ll be the second venue the championship visits this season, and Doriane sits third in the Drivers’ Standings. She started on pole and won both rounds in Jeddah in a super dominant performance, but was handed a post-race penalty for Round Two which placed her ninth.