After a hugely successful race last year, the Formula 1 Crypto.com Grand Prix returns to the city on May 5-7, with several hundred thousand racing enthusiasts and partygoers expected to flock to Miami Gardens. It’s a chance to not only see the on-track action, but head over to the hottest parties, fan festivals, and more!
From the basics, like where to see the race, to insider info on all the best performances taking place, here’s everything you need to know:
When is the Miami Grand Prix?
On Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, drivers will practice and be qualifying on the track before the main race. Then the world’s top drivers and teams will be going head to head on Sunday, May 7. The official race kicks off at 3:30 p.m. EST.
Where is the Miami Grand Prix taking place?
With this being the second consecutive year the race is held at the Hard Rock Stadium, this year’s track won’t be much different. It’ll be taking place at the Miami International Autodrome, a temporary street circuit surrounding the stadium, and is 3.363 miles (5.412 km) long and features 19 corners.
Where can I watch the Miami Grand Prix?
You’ll find plenty of spots to watch the race trackside, with eight grandstands placed along the track to choose from. If you won’t be at the event, you can still catch the best views by making a pit stop at a local watch party. We rounded up some of the best spots to catch the F1 race in the city here!
What can I expect during the Grand Prix 2023 aside from the race?
Fans at the Miami International Autodrome campus are in for a treat — the circuit is split into several different zones, from high-end hospitality suites to an all-new Team Village to catch behind-the-scenes action from team members. The Jonas Brothers will be kicking off the weekend in style as headliners and many of Miami’s top restaurants will be offering cuisine for attendees, from David Grutman of Groot Hospitality partnering with the race’s 72 Club to local favorite Bodega Taqueria y Tequila as vendors.
Additionally, the Hard Rock Stadium will be featuring several art installations to visit, including the Umbrella Sky Project and Color Rain. The Umbrella Sky Project will feature umbrellas in blue and white shades — the colors of the event — and Color Rain consists of thousands of suspended colored ribbons, creating an authentic sensation of colored rain that moves with the wind.
What else is happening during race weekend?
SWARM is presenting Racing Fan Fest, the largest and most elevated off-track fan experience in Miami located at Wynwood Marketplace. In partnership with Red Bull, Racing Fan Fest will spotlight the immersive Red Bull Fan Zone presented by Cash App with activations such as a watch party, e-sports tournament, racing simulators, a pit stop challenge, RB19 display, full bar and food offerings, a live DJ set, and more. The event is free.
When: May 4-7
Where: 2250 Northwest 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127
Miami’s new collector car storage, concierge and social club, Hagerty Garage + Social, has arrived just in time for F1. This is the third premium clubhouse and car storage facility in South Florida with its Miami location complementing existing locations in Palm Beach and Delray Beach. They’ll be hosting their own event the weekend of F1 where you can see (and talk) luxury cars. It’s the best place to watch the race — they’ll have a big screen for a watch party on May 7th, live music, and more fun.
Where: 355 Northeast 71st Street Miami, FL 33138
BleauLive at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach, in partnership with The Creative and Capture Studios are hosting a two-night, star-studded poolside music experience featuring Ludacris, Martin Garrix, Kaskade, and more to celebrate F1’s second-annual Miami Grand Prix.
When: May 6-7, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Take your festivities to a sunset edition of Cup of Joe in Wynwood, with sets by Joe Jonas, Deleasa, Isaac Hindin-Miller, Rum and Coke and Terrestrial Funk. The night will cap off with special performances by Rhythm Portal and DNCE.
When: Sunday, May 7, from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: 2335 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
MAXIM will transform Hyde Beach at the SLS South Beach into a chic outdoor lounge for hip Art Basel trendsetters from across the globe to enjoy. The event is taking place at the famed Hyde Beach, where guests will be treated to an exclusive experience, amazing talent, great mixology, unique brand activations and most importantly… to an epic evening of unapologetic fun.
When: Friday, May 5, from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: 1701 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
Ultra’s esteemed underground concept, RESISTANCE, will continue its celebrated Season 1 residency at M2 Miami for Race Week, with headliners GET REAL, Adam Beyer, and Charlotte de Witte.
When: May 5 – 7
Where: 1235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
7. Laffite Automobili VIP dinner at Villa Azur
Italian manufacturer Laffite Automobili is set to make history at the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix 2023 on May 3rd with the first-ever launch in the industry of five street legal electric hypercars. In celebration of this grand unveiling, Laffite Automobili is hosting a VIP Dinner at Villa Azur featuring a red carpet and a seated dinner.
When: Wednesday, May 3
Where: 309 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
After its inaugural run at the Austin Grand Prix, Patrón will host a race weekend kick-off celebration offering local fans, aged 21 and up, access to an unforgettable private experience off the track with a star-studded event at a beachside location complete with a performance from global superstar, Becky G. Fans will be able to sign up to attend via Tock (signups open Monday, May 1), and guests will find out about the location the day of the event.
When: Friday, May 5
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will be hosting an official Miami Grand Prix Pool Party, featuring appearances by Oracle Red Bull Racings’ very own Christian Horner and Daniel Ricciardo, plus a Skydive Stunt by Red Bull Air Force. A special guest DJ has yet to be announced.
When: Saturday, May 6 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314
Celebrate Formula 1 race weekend at Miami’s popular nightclub, starting with Zedd on Friday and Maluma and DJ Tiesto Saturday. Then finish off the weekend with a bang, featuring a special performance from Diddy on LIV On A Sunday.
When: May 5- 7, from 11 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
11. Tito’s Formula Poolside Pre-Party at The Confidante Miami Beach
Get yourself a resort pass and stop by the iconic retro-glam hotel for a Tito’s Vodka bash in the lush, tropical Backyard and pool area, and enjoy free samples from 1 to 3 p.m., Tito’s floaties, swag for cabanas and bungalows, a live DJ set, a floating bar and more.
When: May 6-7
Where: 4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
During race weekend, the Pickleball House makes its next stop at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. It is a one-day, invite-only pop-up pickleball networking experience with a curated, open play for all levels, a competitive amateur tournament, along with intimate networking sessions and pop-up activations set to attract athletes, creators and business professionals alike.
When: Friday, May 5
Where: 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131; 19th floor
13. Milagro Tequila at the Rusty Pelican
Milagro Tequila is joining Rusty Pelican Miami for a pop-up activation to celebrate Formula 1’s second-annual Grand Prix in the Magic City! Guests can stop by the Milagro can to receive a complimentary Milagro cocktail and souvenirs.
When: Sunday, May 7, from 12 – 3 p.m.
Where: 3201, Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149