GP Miami 2022 (Practice 3): Perez leads Leclerc

GP Miami 2022

The third training delivered the command. At the top, Red Bull and Ferrari fought each other. Mercedes crashed, but Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher made a noticeable appearance on the field. Esteban Acon dismantled the Alps.

The dress rehearsal before qualifiers turned the trio into a duo. On Friday, Mercedes was still happily participating in the leading group. It looked as if Red Bull and Ferrari could follow the example of the Silver Arrows. Even George Russell shone with the best time. A day later, Mercedes disappeared to an unknown location in the field.


Neither Lewis Hamilton nor Russell had fast lap times together. The two pilots crashed their silver car into 15th and 17th places, respectively. Suddenly, silver arrows jumped heavily over the strait again, which was seen in this form only at the end of Friday. Perhaps engineers should correct the ground clearance.


Compared to the day before, Mercedes was two seconds slower. This may also indicate more gasoline. “They’re just nowhere,” Russell complained about the tires. Mercedes puzzles. Although the asphalt was hot by about 50 degrees, it took a long time for the Pirellis to heat up. Engineers need to know if repairing the setup made the cars slower.

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Charles Leclerc pressed himself among the Red Bull drivers.

Red Bull vs Ferrari

So Red Bull and Ferrari were again on top in the third session. Sergio Perez had a best time of 1: 30.304 minutes. That’s nearly four-tenths slower than Friday’s Russell. His teammate Max Verstappen was third, 0.345sec behind.


The world champion attacked again in the last minutes and almost paid for it with an accident. Verstappen took the curb too hard at Turn 14, destabilizing the RB18 and forcing it to turn a half. The World Cup runner-up criticized the brakes and collision prevention.


Red Bull excelled in the second and third sectors. This is where the two long straights at the Miami International Circuit are. On the other hand, Ferrari is better in the fast corners in the first section. Charles Leclerc pressed himself between the dark blue cars in the third practice session. Monaco lost twenty of a second on his fastest lap on soft tyres.

Sebastian Vettel - Aston Martin - GP Miami - USA - Formula 1 - Fri - 06.05.2022

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He surprised Sebastian Vettel in third training with fifth.

Ocon by chance

Carlos Sainz must regain his confidence after yesterday’s accident. This time the Spaniard kept his Ferrari on the right track. He has to work at his own pace. It was less than Leclerc by more than six tenths. The result was seventh place. Esteban Ocon had an accident on Saturday afternoon at the same spot as Sainz on Friday. After exiting Turn 13, the Frenchman took the inner berth hard. The tail broke and Ocon was just a passenger until his car hit the barrier.


The left side of the Alps was damaged. Serious work awaits the mechanics. Lunch break drop. The race against time begins to rehabilitate the car to qualify. Rather, the Alps expect that you will not. Since the loading forces exceeded 15 grams, Ocon had to go to the medical center at the racetrack for a check-up. The doctors gave him a pass. After a break of 13 minutes, the pilots were allowed to step on the gas again.


Teammate Fernando Alonso did a better job. The two-time world champion shone in fourth place. Behind her, Formula 1 has gone a little crazy. Sebastian Vettel, who was outside the top ten the day before, climbed to fifth. His team at Aston Martin said yesterday that they were a little better than what the result showed. But the green race car isn’t good either.


field close to each other

Some teams eliminate long distances as qualifying simulations. The fast lap timing played an even bigger role because the freshly paved track at Turn 17 got cooler towards the end and therefore faster and faster. Mick Schumacher missed Vettel’s mark in sixth place by a millisecond. A sign of life from a Haas pilot after a mixed performance on Friday. Teammate Kevin Magnussen was shocked by Yuki Tsunoda, who finished eighth.


Alexander Albon finished with Williams and McLaren’s Lando Norris in the top ten. Red Bull and Ferrari retire away from the field. behind him is narrow. There is a second place between the fourth and eighteenth places. In midfield, the details will decide whether you qualify or not.


GP Miami 2022 – Practice score 3

Driver a team the time distance round
1. Sergio Perez red bull 1: 30.304 21
2. Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:30,498 + 0.194 seconds 23
3. Max Verstappen red bull 1: 30.649 + 0.345 seconds 20
4. Fernando Alonso Alps 1: 31.036 + 0.732 seconds 18
5- Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1: 31.049 + 0.745 seconds 24
6- Mick Schumacher Hass 1: 31.050 + 0.746 seconds 19
7- Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1: 31.172 + 0.868 seconds 24
8- Kevin Magnussen Hass 1: 31.227 + 0.923 seconds 20
9. Alexander Albon Williams 1: 31.501 + 1.197 seconds 14
10. Lando Norris McLaren 1: 31.594 + 1,290 seconds 18
11. Yuki Tsunoda Alpha Tour 1: 31.659 + 1.355 seconds 24
12. Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1: 31.665 + 1.361 seconds 22
13- Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1: 31.728 + 1.424 seconds 19
14. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1: 31.885 + 1.581 seconds 26
15- Lewis Hamilton mercedes 1: 31890 + 1.586 seconds 20
16- Pierre Gasly Alpha Tour 1: 31.901 + 1.597 seconds 18
17- George Russell mercedes 1: 31.924 +1620 seconds 19
18. Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1: 32.051 + 1.747 seconds 16
19- Nicholas Latifi Williams 1: 32.376 + 2.072 sec 16
20. Esteban Ocon Alps no time 3
Driver a team the time distance round
1. Sergio Perez red bull 1: 30.304 21
2. Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:30,498 + 0.194 seconds 23
3. Max Verstappen red bull 1: 30.649 + 0.345 seconds 20
4. Fernando Alonso Alps 1: 31.036 + 0.732 seconds 18
5- Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1: 31.049 + 0.745 seconds 24
6- Mick Schumacher Hass 1: 31.050 + 0.746 seconds 19
7- Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1: 31.172 + 0.868 seconds 24
8- Kevin Magnussen Hass 1: 31.227 + 0.923 seconds 20
9. Alexander Albon Williams 1: 31.501 + 1.197 seconds 14
10. Lando Norris McLaren 1: 31.594 + 1,290 seconds 18
11. Yuki Tsunoda Alpha Tour 1: 31.659 + 1.355 seconds 24
12. Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1: 31.665 + 1.361 seconds 22
13- Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1: 31.728 + 1.424 seconds 19
14. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1: 31.885 + 1.581 seconds 26
15- Lewis Hamilton mercedes 1: 31890 + 1.586 seconds 20
16- Pierre Gasly Alpha Tour 1: 31.901 + 1.597 seconds 18
17- George Russell mercedes 1: 31.924 +1620 seconds 19
18. Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1: 32.051 + 1.747 seconds 16
19- Nicholas Latifi Williams 1: 32.376 + 2.072 sec 16
20. Esteban Ocon Alps no time 3

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