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Sprint and Grand Prix, double portion of pleasure in Miami

As in China two weeks ago, the Miami Grand Prix, sixth round of the world championship, will be the scene of a sprint race on Saturday, for the greatest happiness Formula 1 fans.

Two races for the price of one, that’s it! what Formula 1 has been offering since 2021 and the introduction of so-called "Sprint" – hear over a reduced distance – on the world championship calendar. This season, 6 of the 24 Grand Prix on the program will be entitled on Saturday to this unique format, credited with by the International Federation to spice up racing weekends. After China a fortnight ago, and Miami this weekend, Austria (June 30), Austin in the United States (October 20) , Brazil (November 3) and Qatar (December 1) will see the cars compete in qualifying from Friday after a single session. Free practice session, qualifications which determine the starting grid for the scheduled Sprint. the Saturday. Since this year, Grand Prix qualifying now takes place a few hours after the Sprint race and no other session separates them. of the classic race traditionally contested on Sunday.

In Shanghai, Max Verstappen had a double blow by winning the two races separated by 24 hours. The first, equivalent to; a third of a Grand Prix, for a duration of approximately 30 minutes, obviously offers fewer points than a normal race. The first eight pilots are rewarded – against 10 on Sunday – with respectively 8 points, 7 points, 6 points…and up to ' 1 point for the last member of the Top 8 (as a reminder, the winner of the Grand Prix pockets 25 points). In Florida, the Dutchman is so far; the only &agrav; having entered his name in the prize list since he won the the first two editions run in 2022 and 2023.

However, this will be the first time that the Autodrome international, the 5.41 kilometer short circuit, has been built on the parking lot from Hard Rock Stadium – the home of the Miami Dolphins American football team – will be the scene of a Sprint race. The opportunity for the Florida public to be even more amazed, and for the 20 drivers to have twice as many chances to shine. Like Max Verstappen, already winner of four of the first five Grands Prix of the season, and already well on track to claim a fourth world crown the end of the year.

At what time to follow the Grand Prix of Miami ?

After several Grand Prix contested at morning schedules in France (Australia, Japan, China), the sixth round of the world championship will allow French television viewers to watch Formula 1. in the evening. If the first laps of the single-seaters are scheduled at from 6:30 p.m. Friday, it's ' 10:30 p.m. Qualifying for the Sprint will take place while the Sprint race and Grand Prix qualifying, scheduled for the second day, will take place respectively &agrav; 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. The start of the race will take place at the start of the race. him place à 10 p.m. Sunday.

  • Free Trials 1 à 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Sprint Qualifications à 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 (duration: 45 minutes)
  • Sprint Race à 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4 (duration: 45 mins)
  • Qualifications à 10 p.m. Saturday May 4 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Grand Prix à 10 p.m. Sunday, May 5 (duration: 2 hours maximum)

On which TV channel to watch the Miami Grand Prix?

The Miami Grand Prix, the first of the season contested on the American continent, will be broadcast exclusively on the channels of the Canal group, holder of the rights to the Formula 1 world championship. You will have to juggle between Canal+ Sport and Canal+ to watch the drivers compete during the weekend , with race qualifying and the Grand Prix broadcast on the Premium channel.

  • Friday: Free 1 à 6:15 p.m. + Sprint Qualifications 10:15 p.m. on Canal+ Sport
  • Saturday: Sprint à 5:30 p.m. on Canal+ Sport+ Qualifications à 9:40 p.m. on Canal+
  • Sunday: &eac;show "La Grille" &agrav; 8:55 p.m. then Grand Prix & 10 p.m. on Canal+

World Drivers Championship Ranking (after 5  Grand Prix)

1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 110 points
2. Sergio Perez (Red Bull) 85 points
3. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 76 points
4. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) 69 points
5. Lando Norris (McLaren) 58 points
6. Oscar Piastri (McLaren) 38 points
7. George Russell (Mercedes) 33 points
8. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) 31 points
9. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 19 points
10. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) 9 points
11. Yuki Tsunoda (Racing Bulls) 7 points
12. Oliver Bearman (Ferrari) 6 points
13. Niko Hülkenberg (Haas) 4 points
14. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) 1 point

What are the dates of the F1 Grands Prix in 2024?

The 2024 Formula 1 season will include 24 Grands Prix. à the end of February, Bahreïn, and will end at the beginning of December until September Abu Dhabi. Here is the complete calendar for F1 2024 with times given in French time:

1. Bahrain GP (Sakhir): Saturday March 2 (Winner: Verstappen)
2. Saudi Arabian GP (Jeddah): Saturday March 9 (Winner: Verstappen)
3. Australian GP (Melbourne): Sunday March 24 (Winner: Sainz)
4. Japanese GP(Suzuka): Sunday April 7 (Winner: Verstappen)
5. Chinese GP (Shanghai): Sunday April 21 (Winner: Verstappen)
6. Miami GP (Miami): Sunday May 5th 10 p.m.
7. Emilia-Romagna GP (Imola): Sunday May 19 3 p.m.
8. Monaco GP: Sunday May 26   5h
9. Canadian GP (Montreal) : Sunday June 9 &at 8 p.m.
10. Spanish GP (Barcelona): Sunday June 23 3 p.m.
11. Austrian GP (Spielberg): Sunday June 30 3 p.m.
12. British GP (Silverstone): Sunday July 7th 4 p.m.
13. Hungarian GP (Budapest): Sunday July 21st 3 p.m.
14. Belgian GP (Spa-Francorchamps) : Sunday July 28 &at 3 p.m.
15. Dutch GP (Zandvoort): Sunday 25 Augustût &at 3 p.m.
16. Italian GP (Monza): Sunday September 1st &at 3 p.m.
17. Azerbaijani GP (Baku): Sunday September 15th 1 p.m.
18. Singapore GP (Marina Bay): Sunday September 22 à 2 p.m.
19. US GP (Austin): Sunday 20 October à 9 p.m.
20. Mexican GP (Mexico) : Sunday October 27 à 8 p.m.
21. Brazilian GP (Interlagos): Sunday November 3rd 7 p.m.
22. Las Vegas GP (Las Vegas): Sunday, November 24 à 6h
23. Qatar GP (Losail): Sunday October 1st 3 p.m.
24. Abu Dhabi GP (Yas Marina): Sunday December 8 2 p.m.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116