F1 2023 results: FP2 timings from Miami Grand Prix practice

Sam Cooper
Oscar Piastri during a practice session. Miami, May 2023.

Oscar Piastri during a practice session. Miami, May 2023.

Max Verstappen topped the timesheets for the first time this weekend as he set a time of 1:27.930 around the Miami International Autodrome.

Having been pipped at the last moment by the two Mercedes in FP1, the Dutchman quickly set a marker with an early fast lap that matched George Russell’s best in the earlier session.

But it was not a session without problems for Verstappen with the Red Bull man taking to the radio to inform his race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase that his head rest was causing him issues as it had done in Baku.

That did not prevent him from setting the fastest time of the day, moving clear of Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz by 0.385 seconds.

Verstappen was ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez by 0.489 seconds and the Mexican was also shown a black and white flag for crossing the pit lane line on entry.

Mercedes followed up their one-two in FP1 with a P7 for Lewis Hamilton while Russell finished 15th, 1.286 seconds behind Verstappen.

Ferrari also suggested they may have some pace this weekend as Charles Leclerc set fastest sector times without being able to link up a full lap but did manage P3. His session came to an early end when he lost control of the car and crashed at Turn 7.

FP2 of the Miami Grand Prix results in full:

1 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing 1:27.930
2 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari +0.385
3 Charles LECLERC Ferrari +0.468
4 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +0.489
5 Fernando ALONSO Aston Martin +0.730
6 Lando NORRIS McLaren +0.811
7 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +0.928
8 Lance STROLL Aston Martin +1.000
9 Esteban OCON Alpine +1.007
10 Alexander ALBON Williams +1.116
11 Pierre GASLY Alpine +1.168
12 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team +1.241
13 ZHOU Guanyu Alfa Romeo +1.251
14 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo +1.259
15 George RUSSELL Mercedes +1.286
16 Oscar PIASTRI McLaren +1.409
17 Nico HULKENBERG Haas F1 Team +1.463
18 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri +1.683
19 Nyck DE VRIES AlphaTauri +1.998
20 Logan SARGEANT Williams +2.108