F1 LIVE: Miami Grand Prix grid as Charles Leclerc leads Ferrari front row lock-out over Max Verstappen


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Charles Leclerc put his Ferrari on pole position for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix as F1 hit Florida with qualifying on Saturday. The championship leader kept his cool in the searing 33 degree heat, with Carlos Sainz completing an all-Ferrari front row.

Max Verstappen blew his chances of claiming his second pole in as many grands prix when he made a mistake on his final run. “I f***** it,” said the world champion over the radio. Lewis Hamilton qualified sixth in his Mercedes.

Verstappen got his title defense back on track following a dominant performance in Imola a fortnight ago and the Red Bull star looked set to start Sunday’s race in the box seat to eat into Leclerc’s 27-point advantage at the top of the standings. But he will now be on the back foot after he ran wide in the first sector of his final roll of the dice in qualifying.

Leclerc improved to take pole with his last lap – the perfect tonic for his spin in Imola which dropped him from third to sixth – while Sainz also leapfrogged Verstappen. However, despite setting the fastest lap time in FP2 on Friday, George Russell blundered in Q2 of qualifying, running wide on his first run before lapping only good enough for 12th in his Mercedes.

Follow live build-up, coverage and reaction from the F1 Miami Grand Prix below:


When is the Miami Grand Prix?

The Miami Grand Prix is ​​due to begin at 8.30pm BST on Sunday 8 May.

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the Miami Grand Prix live on Sky Sports. Race coverage begins on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event at 8.25pm ​​BST, with build-up from 7pm. Subscribers can watch the action via the Sky Go app.

Jamie Braidwood8 May 2022 15:20


Miami Grand Prix starting grid

1.Charles Leclerc-Ferrari

2. Carlos Sainz-Ferrari

3. Max Verstappen – Red Bull

4. Sergio Perez – Red Bull

5. Valtteri Bottas – Alfa Romeo

6. Lewis Hamilton-Mercedes

7. Pierre Gasly – AlphaTauri

8. Lando Norris – McLaren

9. Yuki Tsunoda – AlphaTauri

10. Lance Stroll – Aston Martin

11. Fernando Alonso – Alpine

12. George Russell-Mercedes

13. Sebastian Vettel-Aston Martin

14. Daniel Ricciardo – McLaren

15. Mick Schumacher-Haas

16. Kevin Magnussen-Haas

17. Guanyu Zhou – Alfa Romeo

18. Alexander Albon-Williams

19. Nicholas Latifi-Williams

20. Esteban Ocon – Alpine

Jamie Braidwood8 May 2022 15:11


F1 2022 Drivers’ Standings

  1. Verstappen | Red Bull Racing | 59 points
  2. Sergio Perez | Red Bull Racing | 54 points
  3. George Russell | Mercedes | 49 points
  4. Carlos Sainz | Ferrari | 38 points
  5. Lando Norris | McLaren | 35 points
  6. Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes | 28 points
  7. Valtteri Bottas | Alfa-Romeo | 24 points
  8. Esteban Ocon | AlpineF1 | 20 points
  9. Kevin Magnussen | Haas F1 Team | 15 points
  10. Daniel Ricciardo | McLaren | 11 points
  11. Yuki Tsunoda | AlphaTauri | 10 points
  12. Pierre Gasley | AlphaTauri | 6 points
  13. Sebastian Vettel | Aston-Martin | 4 points
  14. Fernando Alonso | AlpineF1 | 2 points
  15. Zhou Guanyu | Alfa-Romeo | 1 point
  16. Lance Stroll | Aston-Martin | 1 point
  17. Alexander Albon | Williams Racing | 1 point
  18. Mike Schumacher | Haas F1 Team | 0 points
  19. Nicholas Latifi | Williams Racing | 0 points

jack ratborn8 May 2022 13:52


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