The inaugural edition of the Miami Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on 6th to 8th May at International Miami Autodrome
Ferrari failed to continue its incredible run in the previous Grand Prix at Imola. They were the favorites to dominate the race on home turf, in a circuit name after their late founder but it was not to be. Carlos Sainz registered a DNF while Charles Leclerc (6) failed to make a podium finish. Despite this hiccup, Ferrari continues to lead both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships and are aiming to come back strong in the Miami Grand Prix.
Ferrari has special plans for Miami. Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto spoke of his team’s new modifications, saying – “Since Miami is a higher speed circuit than any we’ve seen so far, we will bring a rear wing designed for tracks that require efficiency. We know that Red Bull will also have a good low/medium aerodynamic package and, therefore, will be competitive. We will fight on a new track where it will be nice to compete.”
The Scuderia will be bringing a new low downforce rear wing to the track in the hope of reducing the gulf in straight-line speed between itself and Red Bull.
Where do things stand ahead of the Miami Grand Prix?
Despite the poor showing in Imola, Ferrari continues to stay on top of both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships. Charles Leclerc leads the drivers with 86 points while a second race win of the season means Max Verstappen has reduced the gap and moved into second place with 59 points followed by his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez in third place with 54 points.
In the constructors’ championship, Ferrari’s comfortable lead at the top has been reduced drastically by Red Bull. Ferrari leads the table with 124 points with Red Bull just behind them on 113. There is a fair amount of gap between the top 2 teams and the rest of the grid with Mercedes occupying third place having earned 77 points.
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