Next up, the highly-anticipated inaugural Miami Grand Prix on May 6-8. Here’s everything you need to know about attending the first F1 race at Hard Rock Stadium.
Formula 1 is finally heading to the Sunshine State for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix at the newly-built Miami International Autodrome. The all-new circuit is set out around the Hard Rock Stadium – the home of the Miami Dolphins NFL team, located 25km north of downtown Miami.
Formula 1 has been keen on staging a Grand Prix in Miami ever since Liberty Media’s takeover of the sport in 2017. Despite a number of roadblocks and obstacles, the race was finally confirmed to be joining the calendar in April 2021. The inaugural Miami Grand Prix is now just a matter of days away.
This will be F1’s second visit to Florida. The first was all the way back in 1959, when the United States Grand Prix was held as a round of the World Championship for the first time. The race took place at Sebring International Raceway, famous as the host of the 12 Hours of Sebring. With the United States Grand Prix set to take place at Circuit of The Americas later in the year, 2022 is the first time since 1984 that two races have been staged in the United States in a single season.
Miami Grand Prix tickets
Formula 1 is presently enjoying unprecedented popularity in the United States. Last year, the United States Grand Prix attracted 400,000 fans over the race weekend, and a third race in the country – which will take place on the famous Las Vegas Strip – has been added from next year.
As for Miami, there was huge demand for tickets when they were made available last October. The pre-sale allocation was heavily oversubscribed and tickets were hard to come by. Select tickets remain available in our ticket shop. These tickets are located in the Start/Finish Grandstand, the Turn 1 Grandstand, Turn 18 Grandstand and the Beach Grandstand.
Without doubt, the Miami Grand Prix is the most expensive race to attend on the 2022 calendar, with the cheapest 3-day tickets priced at $640. Check out our Budget Planner for the lowdown on what you can expect to spend on a trip to the Miami Grand Prix.
Getting around in Miami
As the Hard Rock Stadium is already an established sporting venue, the area is well-connected by a number of transport links. Public transport, shuttle services and taxi are all viable options to get to the Miami Grand Prix on each day of the race weekend. We recommend not driving yourself to the track, as parking spaces are limited and traffic congestion is inevitable.
If you’re staying for longer than just the race weekend, the Metrorail and Metrobus services are a great way of getting around the city to see all that Miami has to offer.
Heading to Miami for the first time? All the essential travel information, including coronavirus entry requirements and information on visas is in Travel Basics.
Trackside at Miami International Autodrome
Miami Grand Prix organisers are keen to make a big impression at their inaugural race. The trackside experience should be exemplary, though first-year issues are inevitable. The track will be divided into eight separate zones, each with their own entry points, food and drinks stalls, merchandise shops and other amenities. The Hard Rock Stadium will be the main Fan Zone over the weekend and will play host to the weekend’s concerts.
In addition to the Formula 1 action, the third series of the all-female W Series begins at the Miami Grand Prix with two races around the Miami International Autodrome. The Porsche Sprint Challenge North America will also stage two races over the Grand Prix weekend. The full weekend schedule also includes a unique Team Principals’ Parade.
Check out the Trackside page for more information on how to extract the most from your visit to the Miami Grand Prix – including the full on-track schedule, list of prohibited items, track opening times and further information about Fanzones.
Off track on race weekend
While there’s plenty to look forward to on-track – especially with a track that has been designed to produce exciting racing – there’s also lots to take in outside of the circuit. Miami is a vibrant, multicultural and immersive city.
You’ll find some of the world’s finest beaches around Miami’s shorelines, an impressive array of arts on the city’s streets and a range of culinary experiences which are not to be missed. Click here for our guide to the best things to see and do during your trip to Miami.
There are a number of special events taking place in the week prior to the Miami Grand Prix, including an Opening Party at the Hard Rock Stadium and the 3-day FTX Off Grid festival, taking place in the Miami Beach area.
Miami is famed for its nightlife – including the 24/7 ‘Ultraclub’ E11EVEN. Diplo, Snoop Dogg and Travis Scott will all be performing at the venue in the week leading up to the Miami Grand Prix, while Dutch DJ Tiësto will play a set after the Grand Prix on Sunday.