Miami Grand Prix Organisers Announce Track Changes Ahead of 2023 Race

Organisers of the Miami Grand Prix have announced a raft of changes to the event ahead of the 2023 race, including a new Paddock Club building, an expanded hospitality offering and the all-new ‘Team Village’.

With just over 100 days until the second running of the Miami Grand Prix, race organisers have announced a number of changes to the event for 2023. The 2023 Miami Grand Prix is set to take place on May 5-7 and follows on from its successful debut on the calendar in 2022. The changes are set to improve the Miami Grand Prix experience for drivers, teams and fans alike.

In a bid to improve the racing spectacle, the entire track will be resurfaced ahead of the 2023 Miami Grand Prix. The work will be carried out by Tilke Engineers & Architects, with the hope that additional grip will lead to better racing. There will be no changes to the track layout, despite complaints from drivers about the Turn 14 chicane in 2022.

F1 Paddock to be housed within Hard Rock Stadium

In a major change from 2022, the Formula 1 paddock will be expanded at the 2023 Miami Grand Prix. Instead of the rather cramped area tucked away behind the pit garages, the teams’ hospitality buildings will be housed within the Hard Rock Stadium.

The space was not utilised over the 2022 Miami Grand Prix weekend, with the Hard Rock stadium still set up as a tennis court having recently played host to the 2022 Miami Open tournament. The teams’ hospitality areas will be built on top of the football pitch for the 2023 race, which will be known as the ‘Team Village’.

The good news for fans is that those with General Admission Campus Passes will have the unique opportunity to view the paddock from the stadium’s third level over the course of the race weekend.

Race President Tyler Epp says that the 2023 Miami Grand Prix will be “bigger and better” than the 2022 event:

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. Stephen Ross and Tom Garfinkel are committed to making May’s event a best-in-class experience that is unlike any other Formula 1 race in the world. 

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.”

Enhanced hospitality experience at the 2023 Miami Grand Prix

Race organisers have promised “enhanced” experiences for fans in the F1 Fan Zone, the Hard Rock Beach Club and the MIA Marina, the latter being the home of the much talked about “fake marina”, which is expected to return in 2023. The circuit will also offer an increased hospitality offering in 2023.

A permanent Paddock Club building is in the process of being built above the pit garages, overlooking Miami International Autodrome’s start/finish straight. The three-tiered space measures 190,000 square foot and will have space for 6,000 guests.

Following teething issues in its inaugural year, Formula 1 has appointed global catering experts DO & CO to provide a premium hospitality experience within the Paddock Club.

Tickets for 2023 Miami Grand Prix on sale

The inaugural Miami Grand Prix attracted a weekend crowd of close to 250,000. The general trend is for races to suffer a slight decrease in ticket sales during their second year on the calendar. That may not be the case in Miami however, where interest in attending the event in its sophomore year is still very high. Ticket sales for the 2023 Miami Grand Prix begin on Monday January 23.

The 2023 Miami Grand Prix will be Logan Sargeant’s first event on home soil, with the American racer joining Williams for the 2023 season. He’ll be the first American driver to compete in a home race since Alexander Rossi at the 2015 United States Grand Prix.

For the first time since 1982, there’ll be three events in the United States this year. The United States Grand Prix is set to take place in October, while the all-new Las Vegas Grand Prix – a Saturday night street race held on the Las Vegas Strip – makes its highly-anticipated debut in November.

If you’re heading to the 2023 Miami Grand Prix be sure to check out our extensive travel guide to make the most of your trip to Florida!

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