Formula 1: Miami Grand Prix Festivities Begin

May 5, 2023Ramon Jones
Formula 1

The Miami Grand Prix has ignited the motorsports world for what is set to be an extraordinary weekend under the sun. The 3.363 mile street circuit has received a number of improvements from last years inaugural race. This weekend marks the introduction of a brand-new permanent Paddock Club building constructed above the pit garages. The F1 paddock was expanded onto the Miami Dolphins field at Hard Rock Stadium. Team hospitality and vendors will be located here to create the Formula 1 Team Village. MIA Marina, Hard Rock Beach Club and the F1 Fan Zone were all enhanced for 2023. Two new spaces were introduced. The Vista at Turn 1 and The Boathouse at MIA Marina created to increase hospitality capacity.

Hometown Love for Sargeant

For the drivers the track has also been resurfaced. Many drivers complained about the track surface in 2022 leading to premature tire graining. It will be interesting to see how the drivers respond to the improved pavement come Free Practice 1 later today. One driver who seems extraordinarily excited about the race is Williams and sole American F1 driver Logan Sargeant.

“It’s good to be home,” said Sargeant to “I got to spend Tuesday with my parents and family at home, get out on the beach, get in the water – it felt good. It’s been a busy couple of days. It’s going to be a tough weekend; it’s going to be hot, physical, and a track I don’t know but I’m ready to take on the challenge. The American fans are always here to put on a good atmosphere and a good show. I’m excited to go out there and perform. It’s just another great opportunity for us to keep building something and have a good weekend.”

Logan Sargeant, Williams Racing speaks to the Media in Miami. Photo Courtesy of Williams Racing/Motorsports Images

A Message from the Miami Grand Prix President

Tyler Epp, President of Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix stated, “After an incredible debut race, we have been working flat-out to ensure the 2023 event is an even greater experience for everyone visiting the Miami International Autodrome…With new and enhanced hospitality experiences, the creation of the F1 Team Village directly on the football field and increased capacity we are expecting our second race to be even bigger and better for the fans, the teams, drivers, partners and everyone in South Florida.”

The first-ever Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix last May was a sell-out success. The event saw 242,955 spectators visit over the three-day event. It’s expected that this record to be broken this weekend. The hype surrounding circuit upgrades and large investments in infrastructure at the circuit. Check out the weekend schedule below.

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The inaugural Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix made its debut on 6-8 May, 2022. Located in Miami Gardens, Florida, the 3.363 miles circuit features 19 corners, three straights and has top speed of 198+mph.