The great Ralf Schumacher criticized Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel for their “ridiculous” protests ahead of the Miami Grand Prix.
Florida will host its first Formula 1 race in 63 years this weekend, with the highly anticipated Miami Grand Prix kicking off on Monday morning.
For the fifth round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship, drivers will complete 57 laps around the 5.4km Miami International Autodrome circuit, which features 19 curves and surrounds the Hard Rock Stadium.
It will be the eleventh venue in the United States to host an F1 race and the 77th ever.
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Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc secured pole position during Saturday’s qualifying, while team-mate Carlos Sainz will join him on the front row.
Meanwhile, Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo wants to start 14th on the grida hard blow after qualifying sixth and seventh fastest in the last two starts in Italy and Melbourne respectively.
Ricciardo was already behind McLaren team-mate Lando Norris in this weekend’s drivers standings, 24 points behind, and the young Brit will be looking to take advantage of his superior grid position.
The Miami Grand Prix is expected to begin at 5:30 am AEST on Monday morning.
“Ridiculous”: F1 champions were blown up for “childish” antics.
The great Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher has criticized Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel for their “ridiculous” protests ahead of the Miami Grand Prix, accusing them of “childish” antics.
Earlier this week, Race Director Niels Wittich wrote in his guidelines that the driver’s jewelry and underwear should be checked to ensure they comply with FIA flame-retardant safety standards.
Hamilton expressed his contempt for F1’s ban on bling at a press conferenceto whom he introduced himself wearing three watches, a bracelet, eight rings, four necklaces, two earrings and a nose button.
Meanwhile, Vettel donned his underpants over his racing suit on Friday in protest.
talking with Sky Germanysix-time race winner Schumacher said Hamilton and Vettel should set a better example for younger drivers.
“I find it all a bit childish, to be honest,” she said.
“Drivers who drive Formula 3 and Formula 4 should know that the greats stick to it.
“And most of all it’s about their own safety and that it’s actually a ridiculous thing that such experienced people who have seen so many accidents are making fun of it like that.”
Starting grid of the Miami Grand Prix
1) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
2) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
3) Max Verstappen, Red Bull
4) Sergio Perez, Red Bull
5) Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo
6) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
7) Pierre Gasly, Alpha Tauri
8) Lando Norris, McLaren
9) Yuki Tsunoda, Alpha Tauri
10) Lance Stroll, Aston Martin
11) Fernando Alonso, Alpine
12) George Russell, Mercedes
13) Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin
14) Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
15) Mick Schumacher, Haas
16) Kevin Magnussen, Haas
17) Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo
18) Alex Albon, Williams
19) Nicholas Latifi, Williams
20) Esteban Ocon, Alpine
Originally published as Miami Grand Prix Live Blog: Lewis Hamilton was blasted for “childish” antics.