Miami Grand Prix 2023 – Preview

Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: This weekend is a traditional Grand Prix weekend, which gives us some Free Practice time to work on the car development and setup, and for the drivers to understand the changes to the circuit since last year.

The track has been resurfaced since 2022 and we will need to understand the implications of this on tyre performance. Pirelli have brought compounds from the middle of their range and these should offer a good compromise of qualifying and race performance.

The weather forecast is for mostly hot and sunny conditions, which will also affect the tyre performance and car setup, as well as pushing the cooling close to its limit.

We suffered some damage to the cars in Baku, but the factory team have worked very hard to repair and replace the affected components; we arrive in Miami in good shape and eager to take on the challenge of this fast, exciting anticlockwise circuit.

The Grand Prix of Miami has been a great addition to the calendar and is a home race for Logan, who races here in F1 for the first time. The American crowd will provide a lot of support and motivation for Logan and we all look forward to putting on a good show for them.

Alex Albon: Miami was an interesting circuit last year, being one of the more physical tracks with the heat and humidity, so definitely more of a challenge as a driver. The track layout was also quite difficult, however with the resurfacing done ahead of the race, hopefully this will make a difference. I have fond memories from last year placing 9th, and this year makes it even more special being a home race for the team and for Logan, so I’m sure the vibes will be good, and we can look to execute a good weekend.

Logan Sargeant: I’m really excited for my first ever home race. I’m expecting it to be a challenge with the heat and not knowing the track, but my energy and motivation to be at my best is topped up. It’s going to be a very special weekend for me that I will enjoy very much!

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