The Miami Grand Prix will be a challenge not only for Aston Martin but also for all other F1 teams. A multi-stop race is possible at the Miami International Autodrome in Florida, USA.
Early estimates indicate a shorter-than-average time loss in the pit lane, meaning extra stops won’t be penalized as harshly as at companies like Imola and Singapore.
Understanding tires is crucial on new tracks, making it essential to practice with the varied conditions. Tropical weather – temperatures around 30 degrees, high humidity and the ever-present threat of rain – is a factor, although the C2, C3 and C4 ranges used in Jeddah provide a useful reference.
There has been a Safety Car at three of the last six races that were new or returned to F1 since 2020 (Imola, Portimão, Mugello, Qatar, Istanbul and Jeddah). There has also been a Safety Car in every race so far in 2022.
Lance Stroll: “It’s great to see the popularity of Formula 1 in America soar, especially as it means we can visit Miami and race, easily one of the coolest cities in the United States. The first race on a new track is always one of the most exciting, you go into it with limited data and race against the clock to get up to speed with the track. It will be a lot of work, but it’s worth watching F1 put on a great show in Miami.”
Sebastian Vettel: “It’s great to see another street circuit on the calendar, and the circuit in Miami looks really interesting. From what we experienced in the simulator there are some challenging turns. Turns 13-16 have a surprising amount of elevation changes to catch drivers and there are long sections where overtaking should be possible with DRS. There’s only so much you can learn before the event – I’m excited to hit the track for the first time.”