Track to be resurfaced and paddock moved inside Hard Rock Stadium for 2023 Miami GP, organisers reveal
Several major changes are being made on and off the track at the Miami International Autodrome ahead of the second running of the Miami Grand Prix, organisers have revealed.
Miami delivered a sell-out debut event in 2022, with almost 250,000 spectators visiting the South Florida venue – which is based around the Hard Rock Stadium – over the course of the weekend.
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For the 2023 edition, which is scheduled to take place on May 5-7, a series of upgrades are being worked on, headlined by a paddock expansion and circuit resurfacing.
An all-new ‘Team Village’ will be located on the pitch inside the stadium, housing the hospitality units for all F1 teams and freeing up space in the original paddock.
Meanwhile, organisers have promised that fans who purchase general admission Campus Pass tickets will be able to access the 300 level of Hard Rock Stadium and look directly into the village.
As for the track, renowned circuit designers Tilke Engineers & Architects will oversee a repaving of the entire 3.36-mile layout, with a view to promoting closer racing, opening up overtaking opportunities and adding to the spectacle.
In addition to the paddock and track surface changes, a new, permanent three-tiered Paddock Club building – which can house more than 6,000 guests in premium suites and a luxury rooftop club – will arrive above the team pit garages, along with additional hospitality experiences and space.
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“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,” said Tyler Epp, President of the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix.
“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.”