September 21, 2023
Miami Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen prepares to navigate a turn at last year's Miami Grand Prix

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Miami Grand Prix

Mike Vogel | 5/8/2023

For at least the next nine years, Hard Rock Stadium and its environs — also known as the Miami International Autodrome — will host a Formula 1 race, one of 23 that make up the circuit’s championship. Tyler Epp, the event’s president, says the goal is to ensure “Miami will be one of the must-attend races on the Formula 1 calendar for the next decade.”

New This Year …

After a sellout in the inaugural 2022 year, South Florida Motorsports says this year’s Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix race will see …

  • 3,000 More grandstand seats to take the total to 56,000
  • 61 New hospitality suites
  • 2 New luxury club spaces
  • $590 Price of three-day campus pass for May 5-7

The Stars Align …

Miami’s no stranger to hosting A-list celebs, but the first weekend in May brings an event with star power that makes even jaded locals take note. Last year’s event drew:

  • Andrea Bocelli, Wylef Jean, LeBron James, Serena and Venus Williams, Tom Brady, Paris Hilton, Michael Jordan, Gabrielle Union, David Beckham, Spike Lee, Michael Strahan and Bubba Watson, among others for a Super Bowl-like celebrity turnout.

Running the Numbers …

  • 240,000 Spectators in 2022
  • 2.6 million Viewers on ABC, the largest live audience ever for a Formula 1 national telecast
  • $1,940 Average visitor spend
  • 3.7 seconds Winner Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing’s victory margin, beating Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc
  • Top origin of foreign visitors ... Canada, followed by United Kingdom, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina

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