What we learned at the Miami Grand Prix

Published on
11 May 2022
Est. reading time
2 Min

We won’t be forgetting the Miami GP experience in a hurry

We’re back at our Oxfordshire base after a week that saw Formula One take over the Magic City.
There was plenty to take away from the event, both on and off track, and here’s our quick round-up.

Red hot form

There’s just something about Alex Albon’s new trim…
After finishing P10 in Melbourne and P11 in Imola, our No23 got his red hair redyed in preparation for Miami, and it looked to have paid off.
From his P18 grid spot, he ultimately came home in P9 to take his points total to three for the season.
Of course what this continues to prove is the FW44’s race pace is strong, and the team are working non-stop back at base to keep extracting its potential with the hope of pushing us further up the order, not just in the race but during qualifying as well.

Miami Heat

It didn’t take us too long to figure out how the 305’s NBA franchise got its name.
Despite Florida officially entering their rainy season, in true Miami fashion, any shower was short-lived.
The ambient temperature was hot and humid throughout the weekend, making it an incredibly physical race for the drivers.
After jumping out of the car, many likened the conditions to those experienced at the Singapore Grand Prix, where these high-performance athletes have been known to lose up to 4kg of weight during a race.
Good job we were powered by Duracell all weekend

America loves F1

And F1 loves America! They sure know how to put on an event in the States, and the inaugural Miami Grand Prix was a blockbuster.
So many fans visited our Lincoln Road pop-up, and there were queues around the block when Alex and Nicky came to the store.
Miami was the place to be, with stars flocking to the South Florida venue to soak up the party atmosphere spread from South Beach right up to Miami Gardens.

The stars aligned

From the big screen to the pitch and the villa to a station platform, we welcomed so many guests into our team across the weekend.
Claire Holt and Kathryn Hayn both got to take a seat inside an FW44, as did TikTok trainspotting sensation, Francis Bourgeois.
Josh Denzel spent the entire weekend with the team, even hosting our latest episode of The Williams Warm-Up.
We were also joined by Miami Dolphins linebacker Jaelan Phillips and Inter Miami’s DeAndre Yedlin and Leo Campana.
Until next time, Miami!
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