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How McLaren plan to continue their positive trend at the Miami GP

After a troubled start to the season, McLaren have steadily improved in recent weeks, with Lando Norris taking a fine third place last time out at Imola. The Woking squad are now eager to remain upwardly mobile at this weekend's inaugural Miami Grand Prix.

McLaren are hoping to continue their improved recent run of results at this weekend's Miami Grand Prix, with drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo talking up the excitement of F1's first-ever race around the Miami International Autodrome. The Woking squad's campaign got off to a rotten start in Bahrain, where both drivers struggled with braking and finished well outside the points. But McLaren have gradually got a hold on their problems and have moved steadily up the grid in recent races. The team now sit firmly in fourth place in the Constructors' Championship, and Norris scored McLaren's first podium of 2022 with third place at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix last time out. "I'm hyped for this weekend," said Norris of the Miami event. "New circuits are always something I look forward to, and when you add in the excitement around a US race, particularly in Miami, it's going to be so cool. "It's looking fast with some great features and with the added element of being a street track, it's going to be a fun challenge. "I'm riding in on the high of the last race and hoping to keep the momentum going forward."

Ricciardo "buzzing" for Miami GP weekend

Following a gearbox failure in Jeddah and a collision with Carlos Sainz in Imola, Ricciardo has spent the beginning of 2022 largely in Norris' shadow, but the Australian nevertheless offered a typically upbeat assessment of the coming weekend. "I'm buzzing to be heading to Miami!" Ricciardo said. "The US is like a second home to me, so I can't wait to get on track in front of the fans and soak up the amazing atmosphere in the city. Miami knows how to put on a show so it's shaping up to be an incredible weekend. "I can't wait for the challenge of a new track. The street circuit has some great features and they're something I'm really looking forward to testing out. "Last race was a very tough one for me after sustaining damage on the first lap, but I'm bouncing back stronger and I'm ready to go. "We still have a lot of improvements to make to the car, but Lando's result in Imola was very encouraging."

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