F1 Miami Grand Prix 2023: Race start time today, grid positions, qualifying result and how to watch on TV

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F1 Miami Grand Prix 2023: Race start time today, grid positions, qualifying result and how to watch on TV

The second Miami Grand Prix takes place today as Formula One heads Stateside in an increasingly interesting Red Bull title battle.

Sergio Perez is threatening to make a real fight out of this year’s championship having closed the gap to six points with victory in Azerbaijan last Sunday before claiming pole position in Florida.

Red Bull may be the truly dominant team in 2023 but Max Verstappen starting back in ninth will make for fascinating viewing as Ferrari, Mercedes and Aston Martin look to pull off an upset.


Miami’s newly resurfaced tarmac and minor adjustments should provide for a more entertaining F1 race than its debut on the calendar. For fans in the UK, the race will also be primetime viewing.

When is the Miami Grand Prix?

The Miami Grand Prix takes place this weekend, Sunday May 7, 2023.

What time does the Miami Grand Prix start?

The full session schedule is as follows (all times BST):

  • First practice: Friday, 7pm

  • Second practice: Friday, 10.30pm

  • Third practice: Saturday, 5.30pm

  • Qualifying: Saturday, 9pm

  • Race: Sunday, 8.30pm

Who is on pole at the Miami Grand Prix?

Sergio Perez has claimed a rare pole position, with Fernando Alonso completing the front row.

Miami Grand Prix grid positions

1 Sergio Perez (Mex) Red Bull 1min 26.841secs

2 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Aston Martin 1:27.202

3 Carlos Sainz Jr. (Spa) Ferrari 1:27.349

4 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 Team 1:27.767

5 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Alpine 1:27.786

6 George Russell (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:27.804

7 Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 1:27.861

8 Esteban Ocon (Fra) Alpine 1:27.935

9 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1:26.814

10 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:27.564

11 Alexander Albon (Tha) Williams 1:27.795

12 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Haas F1 Team 1:27.903

13 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:27.975

14 Guanyu Zhou (Chn) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:28.091

15 Nyck de Vries (Ned) Scuderia AlphaTauri 1:28.395

16 Lando Norris (Gbr) McLaren 1:28.394

17 Yuki Tsunoda (Jpn) Scuderia AlphaTauri 1:28.429

18 Lance Stroll (Can) Aston Martin 1:28.476

19 Oscar Piastri (Aus) McLaren 1:28.484

20 Logan Sargeant (USA) Williams 1:28.577

How can I watch the Miami Grand Prix?

TV channel: The whole weekend will be shown live on Sky Sports with coverage of Sunday’s race starting at 7.30pm on Sky Sports F1 and Main Event. Free highlights are on Channel 4 at 1.35am.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can watch live via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on Sunday with Standard Sport’s race blog.