2024 Miami Grand Prix: Everything You Need to Know Before Attending

The 2024 Miami Grand Prix is set to take place at Miami International Autodrome on May 3-5. Here’s everything you need to know about attending the F1 race at Hard Rock Stadium.

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Formula 1 is returning to the Sunshine State for the third running of the Miami Grand Prix at the newly-built Miami International Autodrome. The new circuit, which was constructed for the inaugural 2022 race, is set out around the Hard Rock Stadium – the home of the Miami Dolphins NFL team, located 25km north of downtown Miami.

Formula 1 had 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. It made its debut in May 2022 and ran for the second time in 2023. Max Verstappen is the only previous winner at the track, having won from third on the grid in 2022 and from ninth in 2023.

This will be F1’s fourth 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 and the new Las Vegas Grand Prix being staged for the second time in November, 2024 is only the third time – after 1982 and 2023 – that three races have been held in the United States in a single season.

2024 Miami Grand Prix Tickets Still Available

Formula 1 is presently enjoying unprecedented popularity in the United States. Recent races at Circuit of The Americas – host of the United States Grand Prix since 2012 – have attracted weekend crowds of well over 400,000, seeing the events rank as some of the best-attended Formula 1 races on record. Attendance figures for the new races in Miami and Las Vegas have been promising, too.

The inaugural Miami Grand Prix in 2022 had a weekend attendance of over 240,000 and race day broke the record for the largest ever single day crowd at Hard Rock Stadium. Although it’s common for attendance figures to drop for the second year of an F1 event, that was not the case at the 2023 Miami Grand Prix. The weekend attendance figure rose by just under 30,000, to 270,000.

While demand for tickets for the more recent editions of the Miami Grand Prix hasn’t been quite as high as for the inaugural event, most ticket categories for the 2024 Miami Grand Prix are either sold out or close to doing so. If you’re yet to secure tickets, a limited number of grandstand seats and Campus Passes (General Admission) remain available in our ticket shop. VIP ticket packages from F1 Experiences, offering insider access at the 2024 Miami Grand Prix, are also available.

How Much Will I Spend on a Trip to the 2024 Miami Grand Prix?

Ticket prices for the 2024 Miami Grand Prix have fallen by around 20% compared to 2023 but the event remains the second most expensive race to attend on the 2024 Formula 1 calendar. The average cost of 3-day tickets for the 2024 Miami Grand Prix is $878.

All three races in the United States rank among the top six most expensive to attend in 2024, with Miami second – only the Las Vegas Grand Prix is more expensive. General Admission – or Campus Pass – tickets at the Miami Grand Prix were the most expensive of the season in 2023, but have fallen to the third most expensive this year, behind Las Vegas and Britain.

We estimate that the average fan will spend $2,230 USD on a trip to the 2024 Miami Grand Prix – including grandstand tickets, accommodation and spending money. Check out our Budget Planner for the lowdown on what you can expect to spend on a trip to the 2024 Miami Grand Prix.

Getting Around in Miami at the 2024 Miami Grand Prix

As the Hard Rock Stadium is an established sporting venue, the area was already well-connected by a number of transport links prior to the inaugural Miami Grand Prix. 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 information on visas is available in Travel Basics.

The Second Sprint of the Season

Just one round after the first F1 Sprint weekend of the season, the second sprint event of the year takes place at the Miami Grand Prix. It’ll be the first time that Miami International Autodrome hosts the Sprint format, which means fans trackside are treated to an additional Sprint Qualifying session on Friday and a 30-minute Sprint race on Saturday.

As well as the F1 action, the all-female F1 Academy series and the Porsche Carrera Cup North America championship will each be racing twice over the race weekend and there will be the usual pre-race show featuring all 20 F1 drivers on the grid ahead of Sunday’s main Grand Prix.

Trackside at the 2024 Miami Grand Prix

After the inevitable first year teething issues at the 2022 Miami Grand Prix, race organisers were keen to improve the trackside experience in 2023 and announced a range of changes designed to improve the show for ticket-holding fans. The changes included viewing access of the Formula 1 Paddock for fans with General Admission tickets, plus improvements to the hospitality offering. Capacity at the venue has been further increased for 2024, to a maximum of 100,000 fans per day.

Like at the first two Miami Grand Prix weekends, the track will be divided into separate zones, each with their own entry points, food and drinks stalls, merchandise shops and other amenities. Check out the interactive map here and head to our Trackside page for more information on how to extract the most from your visit to the 2024 Miami Grand Prix – including the full on-track schedule, list of prohibited items, track opening times and further information about Fanzones.

What to do Away from the Track

While there’s plenty to look forward to on-track, 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 days leading up to the 2024 Miami Grand Prix and across the race weekend. The Williams F1 team will host a free pop-up experience in the Miami Beach area throughout race week, there’ll be a Racing Fan Festival, plus race watch parties and other events. Miami is famed for its nightlife – including the 24/7 ‘Ultraclub’ E11EVEN. 50 Cent and Afrojack are among the acts confirmed to be performing at the venue during 2024 Miami Grand Prix race week.

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