Ready, set, go ! Ruud, Korda and McNally push the Formula 1 pedal in Miami | ATP circuit

Instead of “Game, set, match,” it was “Ready, set, go” Thursday at the Miami Open presented by Itau.

ATP players Casper Ruud and Sebastian Korda joined WTA player Caty McNally to test out a Formula 1 simulator inside Hard Rock Stadium. There are plenty of F1 fans on the circuit, and they were excited to test their driving skills before the Miami Grand Prix takes place at the same venue on May 8.

“Now I have a little idea, and I would say you can go pretty fast,” Ruud said. “I think I hit around 185 miles per hour. It was great fun and I can’t wait to watch it on TV when F1 comes here to Miami.”

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In the simulator, players used real driving controls and pedals, with “best lines” projected on screen to help them navigate the Miami track. That doesn’t mean it was easy though.

“The simulator didn’t go as well as expected! I lost control of the car maybe three times and I wouldn’t manage it in a regular F1 car, so I’m glad it’s a simulator,” McNally said. . “But it was fun. Hopefully next time I can do a little better.”

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Korda was responding to his media inquiries after his first-round win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina when he spotted the simulator. The American had a blast trying it out, before cheering on one of his favorite drivers for the next Miami Grand Prix.

“I’m not a good driver at all!” Korda said. “Carlos Sainz, come on! I know you can do it!”

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