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Hamilton doesn’t believe in the turnaround in Miami

17:25

Hamilton: We have a replacement driver …

The record champion is again asked about the jewelry ban and asked what he would do if the FIA ​​banned him from racing.

His cold reaction with a wink: “We have a replacement driver.” With a grin he adds: “There is still enough to experiment in Start!”

Obviously it doesn’t come to that, which is why he’s very relaxed about the situation.


17:22

Albon jokes about the hairstyle

The Williams driver went to the hairdresser again before the weekend and jokes: “Yes [meine Haare] colored in front of Melbourne and we finished tenth “.

“When the color has faded, we finished eleventh at Imola”, he jokes: “So we colored them again and we hope for more points!”

Let’s see if it works 😉


17:17

Hamilton: There are more important issues

The British are again asked about the ban on jewelry. Since the FIA ​​has sharpened again. However, Hamilton says he can’t say much more than the last time he was asked.

In his opinion, it is a “step backwards” for the sport. There are far more important issues to focus on. He therefore wants to “work” with the FIA ​​to carry on the sport.

He believes that discussions on the jewelry ban are unnecessary.



17:06

Hamilton: Mercedes still behind

The record champion starts in the PK and is asked what to expect from Mercedes this weekend. “You can expect us to give it all,” said the Brit.

In the background “There is a lot of work in progress”, including transporting a new rear wing to Miami. But: He doesn’t even expect Mercedes to be closer to Red Bull and Ferrari in Miami.

“I don’t expect any changes in that,” Hamilton said.


16:52

Mick is also involved

The German also opted for a special helmet this weekend. We have to slowly make sure we keep track of things …

In a few minutes, the Miami PK will start, which will be the focus of our ticker for the next two hours.

As a reminder, here are the groups again:

17:00:
Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri)
Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
Alexander AlbonWilliams

17:30:
Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)
Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri)
Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

18:00:
Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
Mick Schumacher (Haas)
Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
Nicholas Latifi (Williams)

18:30:
Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo)
Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
Lando Norris (McLaren)
George Russell (Mercedes)


16:43

Three special helmets

Why only one when you can take three at the same time? Bottas brought several special designs to Miami! Two more and he could ride a different one in each session …

As usual, the helmets were designed by his girlfriend Tiffany Cromwell.


16:35

“Wrong Marina” the key curve of Miami

The fake port caused a lot of ridicule among Formula 1 fans online ahead of the Miami premiere. All the more curious that Turn 7 could be the key to victory there this weekend!

Tsunoda explains: “Getting there or missing the pinnacle will make a huge time difference. The curve also increases the chances of overtaking, which is why it’s the key point of this track.”

More driver reviews are here!


16:28

Difficult entrance to the pit

In the history of Formula 1 it has happened several times that a driver has fallen at the entrance to the pit lane. And in Miami, this place seems almost doomed to an accident!

Therefore a short-term change was made again. Originally, the speed limit in the pits was to apply only after the chicane. For safety reasons, however, the line was drawn in front of the chicane.

We cross our fingers so that everything goes smoothly.



14:49

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14:41

Brundle: speculation about Hamilton departure “nonsense”

The record champion’s current Mercedes contract will run until the end of 2023. However, given the current crisis, some Formula 1 fans speculate that Hamilton may give up the pieces sooner.

“This is total nonsense,” Martin Brundle clarified to “Sky” and explained, “It’s too early to talk about Lewis being able to stop.” He remembers that Hamilton played one of the best races of his career in Brazil in 2021.

And this only happened a few months ago. “Suddenly” he shouldn’t feel like it anymore and he wants to stop. “It’s just stupid talk,” she clarifies.


2:30 in the afternoon

Berger: Leclerc must “know how to drive tactically”

“To become world champion it is not enough to be fast”, explains former Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger in an interview with “Sport1” after world leader Leclerc made a mistake in Imola and gave him a place on the podium really safe.

“You also need to be able to drive tactically,” says Berger and adds: “Let’s see if he can do it. At Imola he threw away third place because he drove the chicane too recklessly and spun as a result.”

“If it were about winning, I would have understood that. But if you want to become world champion, you have to do the math in your head and sometimes take third place if you can’t,” Berger said.

“He’s just risked too much,” he says, explaining, “You can get stuck in the other person’s gears, put pressure on them, and then hope for a mistake. But you can’t take too many risks on your own. But he did and so many lost points in Verstappen. “

In the World Cup, Leclerc is “only” 27 points ahead of Verstappen ahead of Miami. Converted, he is even more of a win in a race.


14:21

Track repair work

New track and already broken: on Friday evening it was necessary to repair the asphalt in some points of the new track in Miami. To be precise, these are turns 7 and 17, where there were problems.

Apparently, the damage was only minor and there is apparently no cause for concern for the rest of the journey. Let’s hope for the best, because bad asphalt is a tradition on US racetracks …


Photo gallery: The most unusual Grand Prix denominations


14:13

Swamp-Buggy-Rennen

I have to admit that until now I had no idea what exactly a swamp buggy was. Many thanks to Red Bull for enlightening us with this video! “I’ve never seen anything like it,” admits world champion Max Verstappen.

Here you can see how he and Yuki Tsunoda do things. It sure looks like a lot of fun!


14:05

Live broadcast

Just one tip: this weekend Kevin Scheuren and our editor-in-chief Christian Nimmervoll will of course be there for you again on all three days with live analysis on Formel1.de’s YouTube channel!

Due to the time difference, it does not start before 2:30 am today. But: For the first time ever, a long-term detailed analysis is included! If staying awake isn’t worth it 😉

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