Miami F1 Grand Prix: Race start time, how to watch and more


ormula One debuts in Miami this weekend for Round 5 of the 2022 Championship.

Cracking the United States market has been an ambition of F1 bosses for decades and this journey on a purpose-built track around Hard Rock Stadium promises to be the next step in that quest.

The 5.4km circuit features a short start and finish straight before a series of mid-speed corners in sector one, before a long straight into a tight, technical end towards sector two. The final sector features a drag through the second of three DRS zones before a hairpin to the start.

In addition to the glamorous location, there’s a lot of intrigue surrounding who will do best through 57 rounds on Sunday night.

Max Verstappen won the Grand Slam of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix a fortnight ago, taking the lead in qualifying, sprint and race to reduce Charles Leclerc’s lead in the championship.

The race at Imola demonstrated why F1 is heading for another titanic title battle, this time between the reigning champion and Ferrari star – with Lewis Hamilton nowhere to be found.

Here’s everything you need to know before the race…

When is the Miami F1 Grand Prix?

The Miami Grand Prix takes place on Sunday, May 8, 2022.

What time is the Miami F1 Grand Prix?

Fans will get their first glimpse of the cars on track when the weekend kicks off on Friday with first practice at 7.30pm BST, before second practice at 10.30pm.

Saturday’s track action begins at 6 p.m. with the third practice session, before qualifying at 9 p.m.

The race starts at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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How can I watch the Miami F1 Grand Prix?

TV channel: The race will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and F1, with coverage starting on F1 at 7pm before lights out at 8.30pm.

Direct: Sky Sports subscribers can also tune in via the Sky Go app.

Strong points: Channel 4 will broadcast all the highlights of the race free-to-air at 00:30.

Live Blog: You can keep up to date with the race as it happens via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Who is on pole for the Miami F1 Grand Prix?

Pole position will be decided on Saturday with qualifying around the Miami circuit. There is no sprint this weekend.

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