How to watch the 2022 Miami GP: F1 race start time, TV schedule and live streams


The complete F1 TV channels and live stream timings for the 2022 Miami Grand Prix in Florida

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If F1 did Spring Break…. The arrival of grand prix racing in Miami has already seen Pierre Gasly trying his hand at graffiti, Lewis Hamilton swapping catwalk couture for a golfing polo shirt, and Lando Norris sporting a crop top along with team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.

Some may see it as a racing-themed music festival. Most are amused by the vinyl water-side marina, but come Sunday, when the celebrities are cleared from the grid, all eyes will be on the racers.

The 2022 F1 season doesn’t need a trackside beach club and monster DJ booth/podium, there’s entertainment enough from the Max Verstappen / Charles Leclerc title battle, which closed up at Imola after an error from the hard-pushing Leclerc in slippery conditions.

He’s one of many with a point to prove in Florida. After a series of mishaps, Carlos Sainz is fighting to avoid being relegated to No2 driver and it’s a similar story with Sergio Perez. Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton have ruled themselves out of this year’s title race, but if car upgrades can unlock the pace the team thinks it has, then don’t rule out a crowd-pleasing appearance by Lewis Hamilton on the podium.

There’s W Series racing too, as the all-female grid lines up for the first time this year.

Will the Miami race deserve its primetime slot (for European viewers)? Here’s when you’ll need to start watching to find out.


How to watch the 2022 F1 Miami Grand Prix

Tune in live or catch the highlights: here’s when you’ll need your TV or device ready for the key sessions. Times are GMT.

TV channel (live) Every session will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1

Live stream Sky Sports F1 subscribers can stream the action using the Sky Go app. A Now TV sports membership will also allow you to access Sky’s live coverage.

Highlights Channel 4 is showing highlights of qualifying and the Grand Prix, although the time difference means you’ll have to wait until Sunday morning to see the first session, and the early hours of Monday for the race.



Miami Grand Prix

Start time 9pm  8.30pm
Live coverage From 8pm, Sky From 7pm, Sky
Highlights 8.30am (Sunday), C4 12.30am (Monday), C4


Where to watch every session

All sessions will be live on Sky Sports F1, including pre- and post-race coverage; the free practice sessions are not shown by Channel 4.

Both Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event will start coverage of the race at 7pm. Highlights on Channel 4 will start at 12.30am on Monday morning

Sky Sports F1 – Live

Friday FP1 – 7pm | FP2 – 10.15pm
Saturday FP3 – 5.45pm | Qualifying – 8pm
Sunday Grand Prix – 7pm

Channel 4 – Highlights

Sunday Qualifying – 8.30am
Monday Grand Prix – 12.30am


How to stream

Sky’s live coverage of each session is available on Now TV with a sports membership, and you can stay up-to-date with the action regardless of your location. The app can be downloaded on mobile and tablet devices. Weekend passes are also available which give you access to all the live sessions including pre- and post-race coverage.

Existing Sky subscribers can watch on a mobile device using the Sky Go app.


Who will win?

Red Bull had the edge on Ferrari at Imola, but both teams come into the Miami Grand Prix weekend with car upgrades. So close is the performance gap, that a small gain could easily swing the balance.

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Both Ferrari drivers have a point to prove in Miami, following Charles Leclerc’s spin and Carlos Sainz’s second retirement in a row at Imola. So far this season, the Monégasque driver has been the fastest of the pair. On current form, he’s likely to be spearheading the Ferrari challenge.

But — before we’ve had a chance to see the cars on track — Max Verstappen arrives as the race favourite. His driving befits a world champion and he has the car underneath him too. It’ll take an epic performance to prevent him closing the gap to championship leader Leclerc.

McLaren will be hoping to challenge Mercedes once more as the best of the rest and has a good chance, unless the constructors’ champions have finally got on top of its car’s bouncing issue, which is costing significant amounts of time.


How many laps is the Miami Grand Prix?

The 2022 Miami GP is 57 laps long. There will be three DRS zones on the newly-constructed 3.36-mile circuit, with a total race distance of 191.6 miles.


2022 Miami GP session times

(All times GMT)


Friday 6 May

Saturday 7 May

Sunday 8 May

F1 Free practice 1 7.30pm
Free practice 2 10.30pm
Free practice 3 6pm
Qualifying 9pm
Grand Prix 8.30pm
W Series Practice 9pm Qualifying 2.10pm
Race 1
Race 2 3.35pm


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