• Mexican racer starts from pole position for only the third time in his Formula 1 career
• Qualifying comes to a dramatic end when Charles Leclerc spins his Ferrari into the wall
• American-based Haas F1 Team claim a surprise fourth in qualifying at their home race
• Three native Spanish speakers claim the top three positions as Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz clinch second and third for tomorrow’s race
The FORMULA 1 CRYPTO.COM MIAMI GRAND PRIX 2023 got off to an exciting start on Saturday with Sergio Perez claiming his first pole position for Red Bull Racing. The Mexican driver set a lap time two seconds quicker than last year’s P1 time, beating out Max Verstappen and the Ferraris.
Despite struggling for balance and confidence throughout the weekend, Perez was able to put together a strong qualifying lap when it mattered most. His success was a welcome relief for Red Bull, who have recently been outpaced by Mercedes in the battle for the Constructors’ Championship.
While Perez celebrated his pole position, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton had a disappointing qualifying session, managing only 13th place on the grid. His team-mate George Russell fared better, making it into the final Q3 shootout alongside the two Alpines.
Off the track, the Miami International Autodrome was buzzing with activity as world famous guests like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos watched from the garages. The party continued at the Hard Rock Beach Club, where the Jonas Brothers performed for a global audience.
With the race scheduled for later today, fans can look forward to more excitement on and off the track. The FORMULA 1 CRYPTO.COM MIAMI GRAND PRIX 2023 promises to be a thrilling event, with plenty of entertainment in store for the crowds in Miami Gardens.
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