2022 Miami Grand Prix - Saturday


  • Charles Leclerc led a Ferrari one-two in qualifying, with all the cars using the P Zero Red soft tyre from start to finish of the session. Leclerc set the inaugural fastest lap record for the new Miami circuit in Q3: 1m28.796s. This was extremely close to the predicted pole time using simulation data.
  • The qualifying hour got underway at 4pm in ambient temperatures of 39 degrees and track temperatures of 58 degrees: similar conditions to FP3 earlier today, where Red Bull’s Sergio Perez went fastest (also on the soft tyre).
  • The tyres performed in line with expectations throughout the short runs seen in qualifying, despite the extreme weather conditions at the hottest weekend seen so far this year. Because of traffic and the rapid track evolution, many drivers chose to complete multiple runs on the same set of tyres, with no drop-off in performance.
  • The Pirelli Pole Position Award was given out by Hollywood actor Michael Douglas, one of many celebrities in attendance at the most glamorous grand prix of the year to date. Douglas, a two-time Oscar winner, is a well-known Formula 1 supporter who has starred in many films that sound appropriate for this weekend – such as Made in America, Traffic, and Wall Street.