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F1 Miami Preview – Start Time, How to Watch & More

Miami GP Start time F1 2023
Circuit atmosphere – kerb detail. 04.05.2023. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 5, Miami Grand Prix, Miami, Florida, USA, Preparation Day. –, EMail: [email protected] © Copyright: Moy / XPB Images – Photo by Icon sport

F1 lands in Miami for the first of three trips to the US this year. Who will come out on top of the 2023 Miami Grand Prix? Make sure to also check out our predictions, as well as the F1 odds for the weekend. We have all the information you need to know ahead of the Miami GP, including the start time for the free practice and qualifying sessions, as well as the race itself, and how to watch the race.

Miami Grand Prix Start Time and UK Schedule

Miami Grand Prix Date

The Miami GP will take place on Sunday, May 7th.

Miami Grand Prix Start Time

The Miami Grand Prix will start at 7:30 pm GMT. Check the tables below for the start time of all weekend sessions.

Miami GP 2023 Schedule

Friday, May 5th Session Time (GMT)
Free Practice 16:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free Practice 29:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Saturday, May 6th Session Time (GMT)
Free Practice 34:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Qualifying8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, April 30thSession Time (GMT)
Race7:30 pm

How Can I Watch the Miami Grand Prix?

If you want to watch the Miami GP in the UK, then Sky Sports will broadcast the action live. NOW will also live stream the race online. In the US, you can watch the Miami GP live on ESPN, both on TV and on streaming.

Television Channels

TV ChannelLocation
Sky Sports F1UK
Fox SportsAustralia

Streaming Services

Streaming ServiceLocation
TSN DirectCanada

About the Miami Grand Prix

Miami F1 Grand Prix Miami Autodrome
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Plans for an F1 Grand Prix in Miami had been in the works for years. Event organizers initially suggested the Port of Miami and downtown as possible locations, but difficulties arose due to a number of factors. The idea Grand Prix came close to making it to the 2021 schedule, with the layout around the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium and some areas of downtown Miami. However, the plan was scrapped after city officials pointed out potential traffic management issues. In the end, the final layout was centered on Hard Rock Stadium, and the track was finally greenlit for 2022. The first edition of the Miami Grand Prix saw Max Verstappen score a relatively comfortable win from Charles Leclerc. Verstappen overtook the pole-sitter early on in the race and built a sizable gap. A late Safety Car wiped away his lead, but the defending champion pulled away again and crossed the line well clear of his closest challenger. The Miami International Autodrome’s layout consists mostly of wide, long radius medium speed corners. There are three prime overtaking spots: the heavy braking into turn 1, the high-speed section from the exit of turn 8 all the way to turn 11, and finally the long backstraight between turns 17 and 18. All three also offer DRS zones for the drivers.

Altitude and Weather

The weather will definitely be worth monitoring this year. While the action is set to start under dry conditions on Friday, things will be completely different on Saturday, and especially on Sunday. There is a 60% chance on Grand Prix day, which means we could be looking at the first wet race of 2023. Temperature is also going to be high, with a 30°C forecast for the race. The Miami Autodrome is an extremely physical track, which, combined with high temperature and high humidity, will certainly take its toll on the drivers.

Miami GP Stats

These are the key stats for the Miami Grand Prix: First Miami Grand Prix: 2022

Last Azerbaijan Grand Prix: 2022

Circuit length: 5.412 km

Number of laps: 57

Race distance: 308.326 km

Lap record: Max Verstappen, 2022 (1:31.361)

Most Wins (Drivers)

Max Verstappen – 1

Most Wins (Constructors)

Red Bull – 1

Miami Offers More Than Just Racing

Hard Rock Stadium will be at the center of the F1 weekend. First of all, Miami Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross played a key role in bringing F1 to the Magic City. Hard Rock will also be the home of the F1 paddock over the next few days. The Stadium has hosted the second-most Super Bowls (six) in NFL history, behind the New Orleans Saints’ Caesars Superdome (seven). Hard Rock also hosts the Miami Masters in tennis, and is the home of the Orange Bowl – one of the famous New Years Six Bowl games in college football.

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