Welcome everyone to the 2022 F1 Miami GP DFS Picks article. In this article, I will be going over the track details, previous race results, and the drivers you should have in your lineups on Sunday.
The F1 drivers are going to Miami for the first race ever Miami GP. The stars have come out in full force, and it’s been a party all weekend down there. Two goats met up (Lewis Hamilton and Tom Brady), Pierre Gasly had dinner with the GOAT of Basketball (Michael Jordan), and Lando Norris is rocking one of, if not, the coolest helmets I have seen in F1. Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet.
Let’s get right into the important part of the article. Without further ado, welcome to the 2022 F1 Miami GP DFS Picks article.
2022 F1 Miami GP DFS Picks
*First race in the history at Miami GP, so there will not be a race history section.*
- 19 Turns
- 3 DRS Zones
- 57 Laps
- No Previous Lap Record
The Miami GP is looking like a beast of a track. The turn 14-15 chicane is going to cause a lot of problems for the drivers on Sunday, so be on the lookout for that.
There are a few other things to look out for as well. The track has a few elevation changes, three long straights, and a ton of passing opportunities.
Previous Race Results
In the last race for F1, the drivers were at Imola. Max Verstappen won his second race of the year after passing Charles LeClerc (who ended up spinning out and finishing P6). In other news, Lando Norris picked up a podium, while Lewis Hamilton only mustered up a P14.
It was a pretty tame race, to say the least. Let’s hope the Miami GP is a thriller. We need one right now.
Quick Notes From Practice
- Mercedes is looking strong
- Red Bull struggled (Max Verstappen mainly)
- Carlos Sainz continues his crashing woes
- Don’t get it twisted, Ferrari is still the favorite in the race.
The Miami GP qualifying session did not disappoint. Ferrari gets P1 and P2, while Max Verstappen only musters up a third place. The other Red Bull, Sergio Perez, will start from P4. They look like solid contenders in this race.
I thought Mercedes was going to be fast in qualifying, but George Russell struggled mightily (P12) and Lewis Hamilton was only able to get P6.
In other news, AlphaTauri gets a good showing (P7, P9), McLaren struggles (P8, P14), and Esteban Ocon couldn’t even put in a qualifying time.
- Charles LeClerc, Ferrari
- Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
- Max Verstappen, Red Bull
- Sergio Perez, Red Bull
- Valterri Bottas, Alfa Romeo
- Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
- Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri
- Lando Norris, McLaren
- Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
- Lance Stroll, Aston Martin
- Fernando Alonso, Alpine
- George Russell, Mercedes
- Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin
- Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
- Mick Schumacher, Haas
- Kevin Magnussen, Haas
- Guanyu Zhou, Alfa Romeo
- Alex Albon, Wiliams
- Nicholas Latifi, Williams
- Esteban Ocon, Alpine
You have two choices here (Ferrari and Red Bull) unless you want to get frisky. If that is what you want to do, go Mercedes.
Ferrari (11, 600) – First Option
This is my first option, Charles LeClerc and Carlos Sainz are looking mighty fast this weekend. While they are looking fast, Red Bull has struggled a little bit this weekend.
Charles LeClerc will be starting from P1, where he is known to one from quite often. As for Carlos Sainz (P2), he is looking to bounce back this weekend and I expect him to do so.
Ferrari is looking to be the fastest car this weekend, but not by much. It just depends on how Red Bull performs on Sunday.
Red Bull (12, 000) – Second Option
Clearly the second option, Red Bull is more expensive and will be starting behind the Ferrari. They have struggled a little bit this weekend, mainly Max Verstappen. He was only able to put in a few laps in practice yesterday and this showed during his qualifying.
The most talented driver on the grid should be able to figure it out though, so don’t count him out. As for Sergio Perez, he is what he is. He will get you some points, but he won’t be winning this race.
Lean towards Ferrari.
Mercedes (8,400) – Risky Option
This is looking riskier by the minute, honestly. I thought after practice that Mercedes has a shot but it isn’t looking great right now.
Lewis Hamilton will be starting P6, but his form is off currently. If an accident happens at the front though, he can be the beneficiary. It’s risky, but you can try it.
It is possible you get a lot of points from George Russell (P12) if he can figure it out.
Charles LeClerc (17,100) – Easy Choice
Charles LeClerc looks fast, as usual, this weekend and he starts on the pole. When he starts on the pole, good things usually happen for him.
Fun Fact: Every race LeClerc has won has come from starting P1. This is a good sign.
Don’t overthink it and just put him in your captain slot.
Max Verstappen (17, 700) – Slightly Risky because of price.
You can never count out the lion, Max Verstappen, but this weekend you could. He has been struggling in Miami this weekend, and it showed in qualifying. He still got P3, but that just shows how talented he is.
For this price, it is best you leave him on the bench this weekend.
Carlos Sainz (15, 000) – Ultimate Risky but could pay off.
Carlos Sainz has only completed one race lap in two races. This could scare you, but he is in a Ferrari, so he will be in the mix. He is the cheapest option, so you could be able to spend up on some drivers if you go to Sainz.
George Russell (7, 800) – Starting P12
If Mercedes is what I thought they were in practice, George Russell can easily make it into the top ten. This could bring you some solid points, so he finds his way on the must-have list.
In practice, George Russell put up a P2, P1, and P17. Let’s hope that P17 was a blip, along with his P12 in qualifying.
Esteban Ocon (5, 000) – Starting P20
Starting dead last, Esteban Ocon has a car to make it into the top ten and he was an insane chance to score a lot of points from positions gained. He has to be in your lineups on Sunday, it is worth the risk. In practice, Ocon was able to put up a P15 and P9.
Any or Both of the Aston Martin Drivers
Lance Stroll (3,200) – Starting P10
Sebastian Vettel (3, 600) – Starting P13
They are cheap and somewhat fast, plus one of them is a four-time champion (Vettel). I prefer Sebastian Vettel over Lance Stroll in this race, but I wouldn’t blame you if you went Lance Stroll.
Sebastian Vettel had the car to qualify in the top ten but he messed up in the chicane. I think he will be able to get past his teammate and put up a scoring finish.
That should do it for the 2022 F1 Miami GP DFS Picks article. I hope I can help you win some money on Sunday.