Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix – Preview


Let’s take a look at the race preview as we head over to Miami for the 2023 Miami Grand Prix.

Miami Grand Prix Information

Laps: 57

Circuit Length: 3.362 Miles / 5.412km

Total Race Distance: 191.585 Miles / 308.326km

Number of Corners: 19 (Left: 12 and Right: 7)

Lets take a look at what some of the teams are saying ahead of the race this week.



Toto talks Miami – Toto Wolff: “From the streets of Baku to the streets of Miami. We’re looking forward to being back on track so quickly after an interesting, but challenging, weekend in Baku. The new sprint format threw up some surprises and we now need to evaluate the merits of it, and if there are any tweaks necessary.”

“Unfortunately, we didn’t quite get the car in the right set-up window during practice. That made the rest of the weekend more difficult.”

“We’re excited to get back to Miami, back on track and we’ll be using the few days in between to extract as many learnings as we can and put ourselves in the best position possible.”

“It’s going to be a busy weekend with plenty of off-track activities and events for the team and our partners. There was an incredible buzz last year and I have no doubts that it will be another spectacular event this year.”

Red Bull Racing


Max Verstappen: “I’m looking forward to Miami, it’s definitely not going to be easy. It’s a physical track and also really hot there last year so we do need to be prepared for that.”

“It’s a complex circuit and I think that they have resurfaced the track again this year so let’s see how this will also impact our performance. Our fans also designed the livery this weekend so I’m excited to see what that looks like.”


Sergio Perez: “I am looking forward to Miami, hopefully we can continue our good form from Baku and be really competitive. I felt super confident in the car last weekend and we executed two perfect races.”

“Everything came together and I always said that we need consistent weekends and Baku was just that. It was the perfect example of how we need to perform and the team were terrific.”

“Physically, Miami is the most demanding race of the season so I have been working hard to be ready for it. That adds a different dynamic to this race and as drivers, we have to manage that side of things as well to make sure that we can perform on track.”



Lando Norris: “Miami, it’s good to be back Stateside! The US races are always exciting and I’m looking forward to seeing the Papaya fans out in full force to create an amazing atmosphere this weekend.”

“The car felt good in Baku, our upgrades seem to be a step in the right direction and we achieved the best we could under the circumstances. It’s now time to continue improving race-by-race and finish the double-header on a positive by getting the most that we can out of the MCL6 and try to secure more points for the team.”


Oscar Piastri: “I’m looking forward to racing in Miami. It’s a new track for me and the atmosphere should be electric with our passionate US fans! It’s another circuit on the calendar which has challenging features but I’ve prepared well by working hard in the sim.”

“Despite illness, it was great to get into Q3 for the second time this season in Baku. We worked hard throughout the weekend and the new parts made the car feel good. In the race it was disappointing to miss out on the points – by one position!”

“I’m determined to finish the double-header in Miami wit another strong showing.”



Alex Albon: “Miami was an interesting circuit last year, being one of the more physical tracks with the heat and the humidity so definitely more of a challenge as a driver. The track layout was also quite difficult.”

Logan Sargeant: “I’m really excited for my first ever home race. I’m expecting it to be a challenge with the heat and not knowing the track but my energy and motivation to be at my best is topped up – it’s going to be a very special weekend for me and I will enjoy it very much.”

Alfa Romeo


Valtteri Bottas: “Baku was definitely not our weekend but we have taken some lessons from it and we have moved on to a new race week. I am glad to be back in Miami and I have good memories from last year.”

“We need to make rapid improvements in terms of the performance and maximising the different track that we will have this week. We are as motivated as ever and I am looking forward to being back behind the wheel this weekend, feeling confident and ready for a new challenge.”

Zhou Guanyu: “It’s a new race week and we will have new opportunities after what hasn’t been the best event for us in Baku. I have unfinished business in Miami from last year therefore I am more motivated than ever and want to bring home a good result for the team.”

“Everyone in the team is working hard and I am confident that we will make the step forward, that we are aiming for.”

The Formula 1 Girl


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