F1 began its inaugural Miami GP with a frantic pair of practice sessions as teams and drivers got to grips with the Miami International Autodrome, where Charles Leclerc led the opening practice session before Russell capped an encouraging day for Mercedes with top spot in FP2.
Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen were the big names to struggle on Friday, with the Ferrari driver crashing early in FP2 which ended his session prematurely while the reigning F1 world champion failed to set a lap time in the session due to reliability woes following a gearbox change and a hydraulics issue.
That effectively left both Ferrari and Red Bull down to one car for the majority of FP2, Leclerc taking second place behind Russell, with Sergio Perez slotting into third place for Red Bull ahead of the second Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton.
Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18
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What time does qualifying start for the F1 Miami Grand Prix?
Qualifying for the Miami GP starts at 4pm local time (9pm BST), using the regular Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout session format
Date: Saturday 7th May 2022
Start time: 4pm local time – 9pm BST
How can I watch Formula 1?
In the United Kingdom Formula 1 is only broadcast live on Sky Sports, with highlights shown on Channel 4 several hours after the race has finished. Live streaming through NOW is also available in the UK.
Sky Sports F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, can be added as part of the Sky Sports channels which costs £20 a month for new customers. Sky Sports can also be accessed through NOW with a one-off day payment of £11.98p or a month membership of £33.99p per month.
Fans wanting to watch the race for free will have to wait until Saturday evening (qualifying) or Sunday evening (race) to see the highlights on Channel 4.
How can I watch F1 Miami GP qualifying?
In the United Kingdom every F1 practice, qualifying and race is broadcast live on Sky Sports F1, with Miami GP qualifying coverage starting at 8:15pm GMT.
· Channel: Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event
· Start time: 8:15pm BST 7th May 2022
Autosport will be running a live text coverage of qualifying here.
Fernando Alonso, Alpine A522
Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images
When can I watch the highlights of F1 Miami GP qualifying?
In the United Kingdom Channel 4 is broadcasting highlights of qualifying for the Miami GP at 8:30am BST on Sunday. The full programme will run for 60 minutes, covering both qualifying and wrapping up the major talking points of the race weekend so far.
For the entire 2022 F1 season, Channel 4 will broadcast highlights of every qualifying and race of each event. The highlights will also be available on Channel 4’s on demand catch up services.
· Channel: Channel 4
· Start time: 8:30am BST 8th May 2022
Will F1 Miami GP qualifying be on the radio?
Live radio coverage of every practice, qualifying and race for the 2022 F1 season will be available on the BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC 5 Live Sports Extra or via the BBC Sport website.
Coverage of Miami GP qualifying will start at 9:00pm BST on BBC 5 Live and the BBC Sounds app.
What’s the weather forecast for qualifying at Miami International Autodrome?
Dry, warm and cloudy weather is forecast for Saturday afternoon for the start of qualifying at Miami International Autodrome in Miami Gardens. The temperature is set to be 31 degrees Celsius at the start of qualifying.
F1 Miami GP – Friday practice results