Pole position at the inaugural Miami Grand Prix will be decided on the streets of the Magic City this evening.
Mercedes have been boosted by an improved showing during practice in Florida, with George Russell leading the way in FP2 after being narrowly pipped by Charles Leclerc in the opening session.
There is cautious optimism that a raft of upgrades has finally solved a number of the Silver Arrows’ glaring issues after a dreadful start to the latest defence of their constructors’ title.
However, it was something of a disastrous opening to the weekend for Red Bull on Friday, with Max Verstappen experiencing problems in both sessions.
The reigning world champion will be hoping for a quick solution as he bids to build on his second win of the 2022 season at Imola a fortnight ago.
Verstappen currently trails championship leader Leclerc by 27 points ahead of Formula One’s eagerly-anticipated debut in Miami.
Follow Miami Grand Prix qualifying LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below, including expert analysis from Matt Majendie at the track!
How to watch qualifying
TV channel: Qualifying will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and F1, with coverage beginning at 8.15pm BST, before the session begins at 9pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also tune in via the Sky Go app.
Highlights: Channel 4 will be airing full free-to-air qualifying highlights at 8.30am on Sunday morning.
Live blog: You can keep up to date right here with us!
Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport’s coverage of today’s qualifying in Miami.
The action starts at 9pm BST but we’ll be bringing you everything from the paddock.