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Red Hot Formula 1 Racing Returns to Miami

Bill Springer | May 8, 2023

Experiencing Live Formula 1 racing in Miami is unlike any other venue.

Anyone with a Netflix account can see just how exciting Formula 1 racing is to watch from home. But nothing, I mean nothing, compares to seeing a race live. So when Miami hosted its first race in the modern era last year, I jumped at the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most expensive, glamorous, and, most of all, competitive sports in the world.

And I’m even more excited to watch the best Formula 1 drivers in the world compete from May 5-7 at this year’s Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix.

I know it’s going to be unlike any other race because I was in the pits, on the grid, in the stands, and…on a boat in the attention-getting marina on the inside of turn 6 at the inaugural Miami Grand Prix last year.

You can’t get any closer to the action than walking the grid prior to a Formula 1 race.

Twelve months ago, Max Verstappen won the inaugural race for Oracle Red Bull Racing after a tight duel with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. Since he’s the reigning world champion, and his team is currently leading the 2023 points standings, the Dutchman will be among the favorites to take the checked flag on the 19-turn Miami International Autodrome this weekend.

In addition to seeing the top European race teams battle for the overall points lead, American race fans will get a chance to see South Florida’s very own Logan Sargeant on the grid this year, too.

But I think the luckiest fans will be those watching the racing from the “marina” inside of turns 6, 7, and 8. Thanks to a special vinal “floor”, the yachts that were transported on trailers really looked like they were floating in “water.”

And, when it comes to serious celebrity star power, nothing can top being in the paddock and grid area shortly before the race starts on Sunday afternoon. Last year, the superstars that were milling around the cars and drivers on the grid before the race included: Michael Jordan, Venus and Serena Williams, LeBron James, David Beckham, Michael Douglas, Pharrell, Michael Bay, and even Paris Hilton, numerous Miami Dolphins players, and Head Coach Mike McDaniel.

Who could resist a selfie with Paris Hilton on the grid of the Miami Grand Prix? No one!

I’m pretty sure there will be similar star power at this year’s race. Stay tuned for more from Formula 1 Crypto.Com Miami Grand Prix.

Check out Billy’s adventures at this year’s race: