F1 Miami GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

George Russell topped Friday practice for Mercedes at the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

F1 Miami GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

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.

Fernando Alonso led the F1 midfield fight for Alpine with fifth place in FP2, as further back Valtteri Bottas missed the entire second practice session having crashed heavily at Turn 7 in FP1.

Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18

Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18

Photo by: Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

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

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

FP2

Cla Driver Laps Time Gap
1 United Kingdom George Russell 18 1'29.938  
2 Monaco Charles Leclerc 21 1'30.044 0.106
3 Mexico Sergio Perez 19 1'30.150 0.212
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 18 1'30.179 0.241
5 Spain Fernando Alonso 20 1'30.372 0.434
6 United Kingdom Lando Norris 20 1'30.535 0.597
7 France Pierre Gasly 20 1'30.547 0.609
8 China Zhou Guanyu 24 1'30.860 0.922
9 France Esteban Ocon 20 1'30.861 0.923
10 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 19 1'30.921 0.983
11 Spain Carlos Sainz 9 1'30.964 1.026
12 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 23 1'31.208 1.270
13 Japan Yuki Tsunoda 23 1'31.260 1.322
14 Germany Sebastian Vettel 23 1'31.393 1.455
15 Germany Mick Schumacher 21 1'31.587 1.649
16 Canada Lance Stroll 23 1'31.631 1.693
17 Thailand Alex Albon 21 1'31.710 1.772
18 Canada Nicholas Latifi 14 1'32.913 2.975
19 Netherlands Max Verstappen 1    
20 Finland Valtteri Bottas 0    

FP1



Cla Driver Laps Time Gap
1 Monaco Charles Leclerc 26 1'31.098  
2 United Kingdom George Russell 23 1'31.169 0.071
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen 14 1'31.277 0.179
4 Mexico Sergio Perez 22 1'31.301 0.203
5 France Pierre Gasly 27 1'31.498 0.400
6 Spain Carlos Sainz 25 1'31.528 0.430
7 Thailand Alex Albon 20 1'31.854 0.756
8 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 23 1'31.956 0.858
9 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 20 1'32.559 1.461
10 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 21 1'32.592 1.494
11 United Kingdom Lando Norris 26 1'32.615 1.517
12 Spain Fernando Alonso 31 1'32.884 1.786
13 China Zhou Guanyu 23 1'33.020 1.922
14 Germany Sebastian Vettel 24 1'33.024 1.926
15 France Esteban Ocon 27 1'33.417 2.319
16 Canada Lance Stroll 23 1'33.576 2.478
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas 13 1'33.773 2.675
18 Japan Yuki Tsunoda 27 1'34.043 2.945
19 Germany Mick Schumacher 20 1'34.945 3.847
20 Canada Nicholas Latifi 27 1'35.637 4.539
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