What happened in second F1 practice at Miami GP
Sat 06, May, 2023
Source: The Race

Championship leader Max Verstappen put his Red Bull well clear of the chasing pack in second Formula 1 practice at the Miami Grand Prix.

Key moments:

> Verstappen almost four tenths clear

> Ferraris next best ahead of Perez

> Third-fastest Leclerc later crashes at Turn 6

> Russell’s Mercedes “three-wheeling” and 15th

Verstappen issued more complaints about his headrest during the session, akin to the ones he had during the Azerbaijan GP weekend, but that didn’t slow his progress as he was regularly at the top of the times.

He immediately matched the pace set by George Russell to top first practice on his first lap on FP2, and set his fastest time of the session on his fifth lap on soft tyres.

That effort, a 1m27.930s, left him 0.385 seconds clear of the chasing pack – led in FP2 by the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz.

Sainz’s team-mate Charles Leclerc was third, but he later brought out the only red flag of the session when he had a snap, caught it but then went straight on into the barrier through the long Turn 6/7 left-hander while on a long run.