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GOOD EVENING

2022 Miami Grand Prix

Published on
08 May 2022
Est. reading time
2 Min

Dave Robson, Nicholas Latifi and Alex Albon react after the Grand Prix

Race Notes
Alex Albon finished ninth and Nicholas Latifi 14th in the inaugural Miami Grand Prix
Alex started the race 18th on the medium Pirelli tyre, whilst Nicholas lined up 19th on the hard compound
Alex made one stop during the race, boxing on lap 16 to take the hard tyre with Nicholas pitting on lap 34 for the medium compound
Alex came home 10th on the track but was promoted to ninth following a post-race time penalty for Fernando Alonso
Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: It was a race of attrition and patience today and Alex managed the opportunity very well and showed good pace throughout the race, which allowed him to undercut Ricciardo. The Safety Car was unfortunately timed for us, but Alex kept his cool and was still able to beat both Aston Martins, but frustratingly lost out to Ocon. Nonetheless, he drove well and deserved his second point-scoring finish of the season.
Nicholas had the more difficult strategy, starting on hard tyres and aiming to run long. The pace of that tyre at the start of the race was poor for all those that tried it and this set his strategy back. Once on the medium tyre his pace was good despite having to manage a higher than expected fuel consumption. He also managed the race well and finished a credible 14th place, ahead of both Haas cars.
Our inaugural trip to Miami has been a rollercoaster of a weekend, but we recovered well after a disappointing qualifying session to push the pack hard today and finish in the top 10.
Alex Albon: Today we found the pace that I knew we had all weekend. We had a tough Qualifying yesterday which meant we were slightly out of position with a well-performing car, so overtaking was possible and we made good progress. We had a little bit of fortune with some of the cars ahead of us getting caught up in incidents, but the important thing is that we were in a position to make the most of those opportunities when they came. The team did a great job today, especially with the strategy, and so leaving Miami with more points is really special.
Nicholas Latifi: It was a very difficult afternoon out there. On the one hand it is very positive for the team to score the point with Alex, especially after where we started from today, but on our side we had too many issues. It was difficult and we were having to manage some issues early on which were holding us back, including struggling with the tyres and lacking pace and we need to investigate those.
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