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2024 Miami Grand Prix Guide: Sunshine, Speed & Luxury

The Miami Grand Prix may be one of the newer races on the Formula 1 calendar, yet with a unique track, infinite sunshine and famous party vibes, it’s quickly become a fan favourite.

This May, F1 returns to the magic city for the third time. Read on for our 2024 Miami Grand Prix guide, where you’ll find everything you need to know about the dates, times, track information, weather predictions and more.

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When is the Miami Grand Prix? 2024 dates, schedule & times

Alongside Las Vegas and the US Grand Prix in Austin, Miami is one of three Grands Prix held in the United States, which reflects the rising popularity of F1 in the country.

We begin with the burning question: when is the Miami Grand Prix?

The race itself will take place on Sunday, 5 May 2024, but we will see action across the entire weekend. Here’s the full schedule:

Friday, 3 May: Practice 1 and Sprint Qualifying

Saturday, 4 May: Sprint and Qualifying

Sunday, 5 May: Race

It’s an afternoon race that starts at 4 pm local time in Florida (EDT). To put that into context for global fans:

United States West Coast (PDT): Race starts at 1 pm on Sunday, 5 May

United Kingdom (BST): Race starts at 9 pm on Sunday, 5 May

Australia (AEST): Race starts at 6 am on Monday, 6 May

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Discover the Miami F1 circuit

The Miami Grand Prix takes place at the Hard Rock Stadium Circuit in the suburb of Miami Gardens. As the name suggests, the backdrop to the new circuit is the Hard Rock Stadium, which is home to NFL icons, the Miami Dolphins.

Officially known as the Miami International Autodrome, it’s a temporary circuit that makes use of both new and existing roads. Yet despite its ephemeral nature, the layout and overall feel is more akin to a permanent circuit.

Along with its unique location and much-discussed fake marina, the Hard Rock Stadium Circuit makes for an entertaining 57 laps of racing. The track features a long home straight running parallel to the northern side of the distinctive stadium, on which we see top speeds of around 200 mph (322 km/h). There are also two prime overtaking opportunities at turns 11 and 17, both at the end of DRS zones.

At a glance, here are the details of the Miami F1 circuit:

The fastest lap recorded at the Hard Rock Stadium Circuit currently stands at 1:29.708, set by Max Verstappen in 2023.

A Red Bull F1 car captured at high speed on a straight with blurred background

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Quick recap: previous editions of the Miami GP

Aside from the Las Vegas Grand Prix, Miami is the newest race on the F1 calendar. It was held for the first time during the 2022 season, and was won by Max Verstappen, with Charles Leclerc finishing in second and Carlos Sainz in third.

The following year, Verstappen took first once again, coming from a ninth place starting position to beat his teammate Sergio Pérez, who finished in second place, and Fernando Alonso, who came third.

Red Bull has started the 2024 season where they left off by winning the opening two races. However, Ferrari showed what they can do with a one-two finish in the Australian Grand Prix in March, meaning this season is already a little less predictable than the last.

Whatever happens, it’s likely that we will see Verstappen, Pérez, Sainz or Leclerc somewhere on the Hard Rock Stadium Circuit podium this year.

Palm trees and luxury apartment blocks in Miami

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Miami Grand Prix FAQ

What would a Miami Grand Prix guide be without some answers to the most frequently asked questions? Let’s explore the things you may want to know ahead of a visit to Miami.

What is the weather like in Miami in May?

Florida is not called the sunshine state for nothing! Miami is a city blessed with glorious weather and the start of May is no different. While the rest of America is still defrosting after a long winter, Miami boasts around 24 days of sunshine and high temperatures of around 28°C (82°F). It’s naturally a good idea to check the forecast a few days before, but it’s likely that the Miami Grand Prix weather will be very pleasant.

What to pack and what to wear at the Miami Grand Prix

Considering the amount of sunshine hitting Florida in May, it’s advisable to wear clothing that keeps you cool, comfortable and protected from the sun. Linen is often a good choice for both men and women, while comfortable shoes are also essential – there is often a lot of walking involved if you want to see everything.

Whatever you wear, if you are enjoying a hospitality suite or access to the Paddock Club, it’s advised to dress smart-casual. For example, smart jeans and tailored shorts are suitable, but you can save the flip flops for the beach.

The Miami waterfront with boats, Hard Rock cafe and ferris wheel

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What are some good things to do in Miami Gardens and surrounding areas?

Come for the F1, stay for everything else. Visiting Miami for the Grand Prix gives you the perfect excuse to explore this vibrant part of the USA.

Miami is a stunning sunkissed city renowned for its gorgeous beaches, rich culture, and delicious food scene. It’s also a city synonymous with after-dark fun and the Grand Prix always brings the hottest parties to the city.

The Grand Prix itself takes place in the suburb of Miami Gardens, which is a diverse neighbourhood around 18 miles or 30 minutes drive north from the city and Miami Beach.

Despite its residential location, there’s a great deal to enjoy in Miami Gardens. You can relax with live entertainment and gaming at Calder Casino, indulge in high-end shopping at the Skylake Mall, or hone your golf skills at the high-tech Topgolf driving range. Additionally, there are 30 courses within a 15-mile radius of Miami, should you fancy a full round or two.

Miami Gardens is also the place to be when you’ve built up an appetite. While many tastes are catered for, it’s best known for its mouthwatering Caribbean soul food scene, with a plethora of restaurants serving up spicy and comforting cuisine from Jamaica and the other famous islands of the Caribbean.

A neon lit multicoloured hotel in the shape of a guitar in Miami

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The third iteration of the Miami Grand Prix is set to be just as exciting as the first two – and we hope our Miami Grand Prix guide has helped answer your burning questions.

We welcome expressions of interest for our luxurious suite packages to the Miami Grand Prix. See our Miami Grand Prix Hospitality page for more details and to register your interest.

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