The 2023 Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix followed in the footsteps of the previous four rounds this year, with Red Bull confirming their position as the best team on the grid, securing another one-two finish after a weekend dominated from start to finish, except for Max Verstappen’s unfortunate qualifying.
Scuderia Ferrari, on the other hand, failed to follow up on the encouraging signs shown in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and found themselves finishing the race behind both Aston Martin and Mercedes. Gian Carlo Minardi discussed this and more in an analysis published on his official website. Here is an excerpt of his thoughts.
Gian Carlo Minardi’s analysis
“A one-way domination, without ifs and buts,” writes Minardi referring to Red Bull’s overwhelming power in Florida. He adds, “Max Verstappen has shown to be unique with his car and the whole team. Starting from pole position, also accompanied by a bit of luck, Segio Perez was not able to counter the strength of the world champion.”
Regarding Ferrari, the entrepreneur from Faenza says: “At this moment, Charles and Carlos must drive beyond the limit of the car to try to keep up with their opponents. The two errors committed by Charles Leclerc are a sign of a difficult moment. As it happens in football, it’s normal to support the team when they win and fight for an important goal, but it’s equally important to make your support heard even in less happy moments when there are no titles at stake.”
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Looking ahead to the next Grand Prix, he emphasizes: “At Imola, just like Mercedes, they will bring numerous innovations with the hope that it can be the beginning of redemption. Charles Leclerc will also want to forget the mistake he made exactly one year ago at Imola.”
Finally, Gian Carlo Minardi concludes his comment by focusing on the mistake made by the Monegasque in qualifying, calling it “huge,” and then writing, “there is so much talk about safety, and then we go to race on a circuit with completely asphalted escape routes (instead of sand or gravel) that didn’t help slow down the cars before they hit the barriers.” – the founder and former Managing Director of the now-defunct Minardi Formula One team concluded.