If the thought of Formula One gets your engines running, then it’s time to buckle up, because the Miami Grand Prix is coming to town between May 5-7! From the best luxury Miami Villas to unmissable parties, here’s what you need to know.
Grand Prix – A Quick History
The Grand Prix is a prestigious motor racing event, spanning 21 global destinations. It first took place in Le Mans, France in 1906, with each lap of the triangle circuit covering 105km. Fast-forward to the modern day and the Miami circuit length is 5.412 km with 57 laps to complete.
The inaugural Miami Grand Prix took place last year in 2022. It was originally planned to take place Downtown, but later moved to the Hard Rock Stadium complex in Miami Gardens, thanks to support from the Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross
What to expect
If it’s your first time at a Grand Prix, you’re in for a ride. Last year, the spectacle attracted more than 242,955 guests throughout the inaugural weekend. This year, that’s set to reach 300,000. The metrorail and Brightline offer direct transport links to the area. However, there are also shuttle buses and taxis for convenience. There are limited parking options at the stadium, typically restricted for hospitality suite guests.
Yes, even with days to go, there is still time to be part of the action. Available tickets start from $770, or for a little more you can enjoy an Alfa Romeo Fan Package with behind-the-scenes and merch for $1,200. For next-level VIP treatment, take advantage of the many experience packages, which offer grid access and hospitality via the official website f1experiences.com.
For those with connections, the Paddock Club is the place to be, with its private suites and luxury rooftop – all new for 2023.
Who to Watch and Cheer On
All eyes will be on the current World Champion, Dutchman Max Verstappen, who scooped pole position last season with 146 points. His Red Bull team are hoping to maintain their position, but there’s everything to race for with Mercedes and Ferrari raising their game. Locals will be particularly excited to see South Florida’s Logan Sargeant in the line-up too, racing for Williams Team this season.
We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to, here’s a few tips to make the most of your visit.
- Head to Turn 18 Grandstand for some of the best views of the Grand Prix in action.
- Take note, this is a cashless event. To buy anything you’ll have to get a Visa gift card, located on site.
- Wi-Fi can be found in some parts of the circuit, going under the name #HRSFREEWIFI.
- Forget festival food, the cuisine on offer is next-level at the Grand Prix with 65 restaurants to choose from. Head to the Yacht Club and MIA Marina general admission areas for dishes prepared by James Beard award-winning chefs.
- For styling it out, hot-foot it over to the Hard Rock Beach Club with resort-style pools and luxury cabanas, located at turns 11 and 12.
Fan Experiences Outside the GP
If you can tear yourself away from your luxury Miami Villas , there’s plenty of fun to be had in Miami’s bustling night scene.
Global pop stars the Jonas Brothers will be taking to the stage at the Miami Grand Prix Concert at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. On May 5 at 8pm. Take the party on at ultra-club E11EVEN with DJ Tiesto, Deadmau5 and many others hitting the decks between May 3-7.
In the run up to the event, there’s also ongoing activities at Bayfront Park, including high-tech virtual racing and Q&As with former drivers, tickets are required.
Finally, foodies can rejoice at the ‘F1 Feast at COTE’ running from May 3-7 with a mouth-watering red-carpet menu.
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