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MIAMI GP – STAGE 5/23 F1 20212

CIRCUIT: Miami International Autodrome, in Miami (United States) (5,412 meters)

NUMBER OF CURVES: 19 (12 to the left, 7 to the right)

LAPS: 57 (308,379 km)

THREE DRS ZONES (MOBILE WING USE): pit straight (activation at exit of turn 19/detection at exit of turn 17), second sector (activation at exit of turn 9/detection at exit of turn 8), third sector (activation in the middle of the straight after turn 16/ detection at the exit of curve 16).

TIRES: C4 SOFT (RED), C3 MEDIUM (YELLOW) and C2 HARD ( WHITE ) – THIS COMBINATION WILL BE USED BY 3th ONCE IN 2022 – THE OTHERS WERE IN JEDAH AND IMMOLA.

– IT’S THE FIRST TIME THE CIRCUIT WILL BE USED, SO THERE IS NO RECORD.

– THE CURIOSITY IS THAT THE MIAMI TRACK IS STRICTLY THE SAME LENGTH AS THE SAKHIR CIRCUIT IN BAHRAIN: 5,412 METERS.

– MIAMI IS THE ONLY CIRCUIT ON WHICH FORMULA 1 RUNS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2022.

– MIAMI IS THE 11TH PLACE F1 VISIT IN THE USA. THE OTHERS: INDIANÁPOLIS, SEBRING, RIVERSIDE, WATKINS GLEN, LAS VEGAS, LONG BEACH, DETROIT, DALLAS, PHOENIX AND AUSTIN.

– THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND FORMULA 1 VISIT TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA: IN 1959, A RACE WAS DISCUSSED IN SEBRING, WITH THE FIRST WIN FOR BRUCE McLAREN AND THE FIRST TITLE DECIDED IN FAVOR OF JACK BRABHAM.

– IT’S THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1984 THAT THE USA HAS HOSTED TWO RACES IN THE SAME YEAR. THAT YEAR, DETROIT AND DALLAS HAD STEPS. THE RECORD IS OF THREE GPs IN THE COUNTRY, IN 1982 (LONG BEACH, DETROIT AND LAS VEGAS). IN 2023, LAS VEGAS JOINS MIAMI AND AUSTIN.

– EMERSON FITTIPALDI (WATKINS GLEN-1970), NELSON PIQUET (LONG BEACH-1980 AND DETROIT-1984), AYRTON SENNA (DETROIT-1986, 1987 AND 1988 AND PHOENIX-1990 AND 1991) AND RUBENS BARRICHELLO (INDIANÁPOLIS-2002) ARE THE BRAZILIANS WHO WON IN THE USA.

– EMERSON FITTIPALDI (WATKINS GLEN-1974) AND NELSON PIQUET (LAS VEGAS-1981) WERE CHAMPIONS IN THE USA, BUT WITHOUT WINNING THE RACE.

– LEWIS HAMILTON WON TWO TIMES HE RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN US CIRCUITS (INDIANÁPOLIS-2007 AND AUSTIN-2012).

– FROM THE CURRENT GRID, LEWIS HAMILTON (2007, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 AND 2017), SEBASTIAN VETTEL (2013), VALTTERI BOTTAS (2019) AND MAX VERSTAPPEN (2021) WON RACE IN THE USA.

– RACE SUNDAY (MAY 8) MARKS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF CANADIAN GILLES VILLENEUVE, GREAT FERRARI IDOL WITHOUT HAVING BEEN CHAMPION.

Distance between pole position and FIRST BRAKE: 200 METERS.

– FULL ACCELERATION PROJECTION: 72% OF LAP DISTANCE.

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