Lewis Hamilton expressed disappointment over Mercedes' lack of pace in Miami, as the team dropped to seventh and 15th in FP2, with Hamilton stating it was a "kick in the gut" and calling for changes to be made. Red Bull showed their true pace and topped the timing charts, with Max Verstappen setting the quickest time.
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Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner has denied that any “senior members” of his team will move to rival Ferrari as part of a “hostage exchange” to release Laurent Mekies to AlphaTauri. Mekies is set to become AlphaTauri’s team principal next year, but Ferrari has said negotiations are still needed to release him from his long-term contract. While Ferrari is understood to have recruited some members of Red Bull’s technical team, Horner confirmed that no senior or medium-level personnel are expected to join Ferrari. Ferrari recent departures of senior or medium-level personnel are expected to join Ferrari. Ferrari’s recent departures of senior figures have caused concern, but its team principal, Fred Vasseur, said that the situation has been overplayed and the team is recruiting massively.
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George Russell expects the Miami Grand Prix to be difficult due to the lack of grip available offline at the Miami International Autodrome. He noted that the track is still an outlier compared to other circuits, making it an unknown challenge for drivers. Despite struggling in FP2, Russell believes Mercedes has a good chance of being the second-fastest team behind Red Bull, aiming to jump ahead of Ferrari and Aston Martin with improvements overnight.
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Fernando Alonso believes the lack of overtaking in Formula 1 is not a big issue, as it has always been like this. He explained that the close performance of teams and the natural order of qualifying makes it difficult for drivers to overtake during the race. Alonso also suggested that expectations for bringing the grid closer together need more time to be realized.
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Formula One set up house at the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins. Tyreek Hill, the Miami Dolphins wide receiver, showed up as a crew member of Alpine's crew, chatting with Pierre Gasly during the event. The two participated in an F1 reflex drill.