Virginie Phulpin 07:31, May 09, 2022

Every day, the morning of Europe 1 returns to one of the sporting events which makes the news.

This Monday, she is interested in the Miami Grand Prix.

According to her, this is the revival of F1.

Max Verstappen won the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Miami last night.

The first Grand Prix organized in Florida, with an impressive audience of stars in the stands, but a very boring race.

We should not forget that F1 remains a sport, above all... 

Between form and substance, the Miami Grand Prix has clearly chosen form.

What will we remember after this first race in Florida?

Probably more from the photo of Michael Jordan, David Beckham and Tom Brady surrounding Lewis Hamilton than from the scenario of the Grand Prix, played after nine laps, when Max Verstappen took advantage of an error by Charles Leclerc to take the lead and not no longer leave her.

All in mastery and boredom.

Yes, the show was in the stands last night, much more than on the track.

An armada of stars, between Michael Douglas and Matt Damon who give their opinion on Formula 1 and Paris Hilton who launches a “welcome to Miami” which sounds as false as the marina installed around the circuit.

Boats that rest on a concrete parking lot painted turquoise to give viewers the illusion of a heavenly space.

No doubt, the Americans have no equal in transforming a sporting event into a glamorous mega show.

After all, if F1 is more and more popular in the United States, it is mainly thanks to Netflix.

So it's normal to want to boost a sporting event by surrounding it with glitter.

But there we found ourselves with pilots who were finally only actors among others of the grand prix.

The sport itself drowned in this excitement, carried away by the VIP crowd.

We often talk about the Formula 1 circus. There, it was really one.

if F1 is more and more popular in the United States, it is mainly thanks to Netflix.

So it's normal to want to boost a sporting event by surrounding it with glitter.

But there we found ourselves with pilots who were finally only actors among others of the grand prix.

The sport itself drowned in this excitement, carried away by the VIP crowd.

We often talk about the Formula 1 circus. There, it was really one.

if F1 is more and more popular in the United States, it is mainly thanks to Netflix.

So it's normal to want to boost a sporting event by surrounding it with glitter.

But there we found ourselves with pilots who were finally only actors among others of the grand prix.

The sport itself drowned in this excitement, carried away by the VIP crowd.

We often talk about the Formula 1 circus. There, it was really one. 

It's not because there were stars in the stands that the race was boring.

Yes, but if the race was boring, it may also be because the organizers were more concerned with the lodges than the track.

The pilots were very numerous, before the grand prix, to criticize the surface of this track.

Basically, in the middle, on a trajectory, everything is fine, but on the sides, the Formula 1 cars no longer really adhere to the tarmac.

It's a little embarrassing.

This means that overtaking is very difficult.

And we saw it in the race.

It freezes the show.

I am surely a little basic, but in Formula 1, what must first count is the layout of the track and its quality.

Before taking care of the petits fours.

Finally, the only one to have really made us vibrate in Miami, it is the French Esteban Ocon.

He started last on the grid, victim of a big crash during the last free practice session on Saturday,

he finished in 8th place at the wheel of his Alpine.

Without forgetting to thank his mechanics who managed to rebuild his single-seater so that he could participate.

The real stars of the weekend are them, he said.

A compliment in the form of a claw.

You see, I'm not sure the pilots tasted more than that at the Miami show. 

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