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Miami Grand Prix 2023 Preview & Betting Tips

Can Charles Leclerc build on Baku podium finish in Miami?

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The 2023 Miami Grand Prix will be held on Sunday 7 May at the Miami International Autodrome in Miami Gardens - the first of three American-based races this year - in what will be the 5th race of the F1 season.

The Miami International Autodrome is a purpose-built temporary circuit on the private grounds of the Hard Rock Stadium complex (home of the Miami Dolphins NFL franchise). The track length is 3.363 miles (5.412 km) with 19 corners, three DRS zones, three straights with top speeds reaching over 340 km/h.

The race will consist of 57 laps.

The last race in Baku was a somewhat lacklustre affair won by Sergio Perez, which enabled the Mexican to move to within six-points of Red Bull team-mate and defending Drivers Champion Max Verstappen in the battle for the world championship this year. Verstappen won the inaugural Miami GP last year, after overtaking Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc in the opening nine laps, having started from third on the grid.

It’s two wins apiece for Verstappen and Perez from this season’s races to date, and it’s difficult to see past Red Bull dominating again in Miami.

Look to alternative markets to race winner if backing Max Verstappen

Verstappen is a warm favourite to win the race again this year at odds of 1/2 with Betfred and although that looks a likely outcome, it offers little in the way of value.

The Dutch driver, who remains the big odds-on favourite to retain his Drivers Championship title, recorded the fastest lap at last year’s race and at odds of 11/10 with Coral to do so again this time out, that looks to be a more attractive punt.

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Darren's F1 Betting Tips

Miami Grand Prix - Fastest Lap

Max Verstappen can follow up last year's fastest lap in Miami


At 11/10 a £10 bet would return £21

2023 Miami Grand Prix

May 07, 2023

8:30 pm GMT+1

The Aston Martin team has been hugely impressive so far this season, with Fernando Alonso having already secured three podium finishes. He only just missed out on a fourth straight Top-3 finish to Leclerc in Azerbaijan.

Signs of life from Charles Leclerc and Ferrari

Leclerc and Ferrari have had a disappointing start to the current season and they still look some way short of truly competing with Red Bull, but there is some cause for optimism. The Monaco driver started in pole position in Baku, ahead of the usually dominant Red Bulls, and his team-mate Carlos Sainz also finished a commendable fifth in Azerbaijan.

To add to that, Leclerc and Sainz finished second and third at Miami last year, so the former could be worth an interest for another podium finish on the Gold Coast in 2023 at 11/8 with bet365.

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Darren's F1 Betting Tips

Miami Grand Prix - Podium Finish

Another podium finish could be on the cards for Leclerc


At 11/8 a £10 bet would return £23.75

2023 Miami Grand Prix

May 07, 2023

8:30 pm GMT+1

Miami Grand Prix Betting Predictions

  • Fastest Lap: Max Verstappen @ 11/10 with Coral
  • Podium Finish: Charles Leclerc @ 11/8 with bet365

*Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.

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