Formula 1 live race updates, results, highlights from 2022 Miami Grand Prix

Formula 1 takes its talents to South Beach on Sunday.

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz brought the heat to Miami on Saturday, with Ferrari coming in like a hurricane and taking the front-row lockout for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix in qualifying.

Ferrari’s rebirth after a few years of down contention isn’t overly surprising — what is slightly surprising is who’s in second place in the constructor’s race. While Red Bull sits in second, Mercedes is still dealing with some inconsistencies on track and is still searching for answers to get back into the title fight.

Things seem to be a little bit of a correction: George Russell was knocked out in Q2 on Saturday, but Lewis Hamilton pushed through to start in sixth.

MORE: Watch the Miami Grand Prix live with fuboTV (free trial)

Hamilton, though, is still searching for his first win of the 2022 F1 season. While the year is still young, this is the longest wait the seven-time champion has gone for his first win since 2016. 

It’s been gray skies overhead for Hamilton in the early going, but what better place to his first win than the “Sunshine State?”

The Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights for Formula 1’s inaugural 2022 Miami Grand Prix below. Follow for complete results, highlights and more from Sunday’s F1 race. (All times are Eastern.)

Formula 1 live updates, highlights from 2022 Miami Grand Prix

3:54 p.m.: George Russell inching closer to the points, now sitting in 11th place after starting 12th. He dropped three spots early in the race.

3:52 p.m.: The first pit stop of the day, with Yuki Tsunoda pitting for hards on Lap 12.

3:48 p.m.: Even with DRS and the advantage of a slipstream, the Ferrari doesn’t have the pure straight-line speed that Red Bull has. Still a 3-to-4 mph advantage for the Red Bull on the straights.

3:46 p.m.: With Leclerc having some tire damage, Verstappen takes the lead in Lap 9. Straight-line speed from Red Bull makes the difference.

3:44 p.m.: We have our first retirement of the day, with Zhou Guanyu heading into the garage for an unknown issue. Rough for the Alfa Romeo driver.

3:42 p.m.: Leclerc still in first, with Verstappen hot on his tail. Gap at 1.1 seconds in Lap 7. 

3:40 p.m.: First-lap replay shows Alonso and Hamilton coming together for some light touching. 

3:35 p.m.: Alonso off to a great start, picking up four spaces. Meanwhile, due to a pre-race fuel issue, Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel fall to the back of the grid.

3:33 p.m.: It’s lights out and away we go. Leclerc and Sainz get off to a good start, but Verstappen takes second after the first turn. Great start for the Red Bull driver.

3:00 p.m.: Pole-sitter looks pretty comfortable:

What time does the F1 race start today?

  • Date: Sunday, May 8
  • Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET

The 3:30 p.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the 2022 Miami Grand Prix will start at 3:30 p.m. local time. Lights out will likely take place just after 3:30 p.m. ET. ESPN’s pre-race show usually airs in the hour before the start of the race.

Below is the complete TV schedule for the weekend’s F1 events at the Miami Grand Prix. All times are Eastern.

Date Event Time TV channel
Friday, May 6 Practice 1 2:30 p.m. ESPN2
Friday, May 6 Practice 2 5:30 p.m. ESPNews
Saturday, May 7 Practice 3 1 p.m. ESPNews
Saturday, May 7 Qualifying 4 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, May 8 Race 3:30 p.m. ABC

What channel is the F1 race on today?

  • Race: Miami Grand Prix
  • Date: Sunday, May 8
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: ESPN+, fuboTV

The ESPN family of networks will broadcast all 2022 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports’ feed, with select races airing on ABC later earlier the season. You can also stream Formula 1 races live in the U.S. with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2022 F1 races in the U.S.

Miami Grand Prix 2022 starting grid

George Russell was knocked out in Q2, but in quite the role reversal, Lewis Hamilton put himself in position for a chance at a run at a podium on Sunday.

The lineup for the race:

Position Driver (Team)
1 Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
2 Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
3 Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
4 Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
5 Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)
6 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
7 Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
8 Lando Norris (McLaren)
9 Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
10 Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
11 Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
12 George Russell (Mercedes)
13 Seebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
14 Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
15 Mick Schumacher (Haas)
16 Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
17 Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo)
18 Alex Albon (Williams)
19 Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
20 Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
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