2022 Miami Grand Prix Recap

May 12th, 2022 by

Ferrari F1-75 parked

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz—both driving for the Ferrari F1 team—placed second and third, respectively, in the maiden 2022 Miami Grand Prix. Behind the wheel of the F1-75, both drivers put up some seriously impressive numbers and managed to keep Ferrari in the lead for both of this year’s Championships. Even so, the Ferrari F1 team sees room for improvement after Max Verstappen captured the race’s top track time and winning slot.

Timeline of the 2022 Miami Grand Prix

  • Charles Leclerc gets off to an early lead, while Carlos Sainz falls into third behind Max Verstappen.
  • On Lap 9, Verstappen manages to overtake Leclerc. 
  • Charles switches from medium to hard tires on Lap 24, and Versatppen pits on Lap 27. At this point, Carlos Sainz leads the race.
  • Sainz and Perez (who will come in fourth) change tires on Lap 28. Verstappen pulls back into the lead, followed by Leclerc—and Sainz comes out of the pit first to take third position.
  • Perez re-pits on Lap 41 to switch into medium tires, following contact on the track between ​​Pierre Gasly and Lando Norris. 
  • As the race nears its close, Leclerc keeps an even pace with Verstappen but cannot manage to pass. Sainz skillfully defends against Perez to his rear, keeping the third position and earning additional points for the Ferrari F1 team.

Ferrari F1 Track Times at Miami

Charles Leclerc

  • Position: Second Place
  • Gap from Leader: +3.786
  • Fastest Lap: 1:31.488
  • Pit Stop: 19.697
  • Race Time: 1:34:28.044
  • Average Speed: 132.3 miles per hour
  • Top Speed: 202.8 miles per hour

Carlos Sainz

  • Position: Third Place
  • Gap from Leader: +8.229
  • Fastest Lap: 1:31.790
  • Pit Stop: 22.063
  • Race Time: 1:34:32.487
  • Average Speed: 131.9 miles per hour
  • Top Speed: 199.2 miles per hour

Ferrari F1: 2022 World Championship Standings

  • Although a first-place finish eluded Ferrari in this round, the Prancing Horse continues to lead the 2022 season’s World Constructors’ Championship, with 157 points to Red Bull Racing’s 151.
  • Additionally, Charles Leclerc continues to lead the 2022 Season’s World Drivers’ Championship, with 104 points to Max Verstappen’s 85.
  • With the Spanish Grand Prix on the horizon, Ferrari F1 looks to cement both leads with even more impressive track times and performances in the F1-75.

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