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F1 Miami Predictions and Betting Tips

Another F1 weekend packed full of action lies ahead. Check out our F1 Miami predictions and the best odds available for the race.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

F1 Miami Top Betting Predictions

Max Verstappen has dominated the proceedings in Miami so far, and the Dutchman is seemingly on the way to a dominant win on Sunday. But there is still plenty of action to keep an eye on.

Over 17.5 Classified Finishers

The four races this year were relatively tame as far as retirements are concerned. While Australia saw plenty of chaos, it only resulted in three DNFs (Gasly and Ocon counted as classified finishers despite their violent crash on the penultimate lap). Although the Miami International Autodrome is a street track, it doesn’t really look like one. The track is wide and even has a few spacious runoff areas, giving drivers a bit of room for error.

Last year’s race only saw three retirements, two of which were courtesy of a late clash between Gasly and Norris. Other than a last lap crash between Mick Schumacher and Vettel, the race was relatively uneventful. Considering that no races this year had more than three DNFs, it’s perfectly possible that at least 18 of Sunday’s 20 make it to the checkered.

Alonso Podium Finish

At first glance, things don’t look particularly encouraging for Alonso this weekend. The two-time champion could manage 7th, 5th and 12th through the three free practice sessions, behind the two Ferraris and occasionally Mercedes as well. But, as it’s been the case in most practice sessions this year, Aston Martin was clearly focusing its efforts on the long runs – where the AMR23 excels.

Alonso was consistently the “best of the rest”, behind the two Red Bulls, in the long runs. Ferrari has notoriously struggled with tyre degradation, which could be an even bigger problem in the Florida heat. Alonso could be looking at another podium finish after narrowly missing out on a third place finish in Azerbaijan.

F1 Miami Grand Prix Weather Conditions

The weather forecast for the Miami Grand Prix has a 60% chance of rain in the afternoon, which means that the race could very well take place in the wet. Temperature is also going to be high, around 30°C, at the start. Drivers struggled all weekend, with track temperatures close to 50°C. Grip was at a premium, as the combination between high temperature and a green track surface led to plenty of drivers skating and sliding around.

Post-Qualifying Update

Qualifying was full of surprises. It all started in Q1, as Lance Stroll found himself out and down in 18th. In Q2, Lewis Hamilton dropped out after going 13th fastest. But it was in Q3 that things did a complete 180. Verstappen messed up his first flying lap attempt, and found himself without a laptime. Perez, meanwhile went top, with Alonso second. As drivers got ready for their final attempt, Leclerc crashed out and triggered a red flag, ending the session earlier. Perez will be on pole, ahead of Alsono, Sainz and an impressive Kevin Magnussen, while Verstappen will start down in ninth. A lot could happen on Sunday, specially with a 60% chance of rain.

F1 Miami Grand Prix Important Details

F1 Miami Predictions
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  • What is the start time for the 2023 F1 Miami Grand Prix? The Miami Grand Prix will go green at 7:30 pm GMT on Sunday, May 7th.
  • Which tyre compounds are available in Miami? Pirelli played it safe because of the high track temperatures, choosing to go with the C2, C3 and C4 compounds for this weekend.
  • How to watch the F1 Miami Grand Prix in the UK? You can watch the Miami Grand Prix live in the UK on Sky Sports (TV) and NOW (streaming). Channel 4 will also broadcast the highlights post-race.


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