Now in its second year on the race calendar, Miami, Florida has attracted the world's boldest and most creative minds to its coastline. Brimming with world-famous street art to world-class restaurants, hotels, shopping centres, and cultural venues, Miami has quickly made itself one of the most thrilling race locations to explore.
From the vibrant nightlife of South Beach and the gallery walls of Wynwood, to the authentic Cuban flavours of Little Havana, Miami offers one of the most diverse cultural experiences of any city in the States. If you are in town for the 2023 Miami Grand Prix, make the most of your visit with our tips and recommendations for enjoying everything the 305 has to offer.
Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), (BST -5, CET -6)
In Emergency: Call 911
Weather: In May, daily temperatures average 77°F/25°C with a chance of rain. Be sure to pack a light rain jacket.
Getting Around: Miami’s network of trolleys, buses and monorails ensure you can travel with ease from destination to destination. Ride the city’s free trolley service for the scenic route or hop on the local bus or monorail for faster service.
Top tip: download the GO Miami-Dade Transit app and/or CityMapper, two apps that will help you plan the most timely and cost-effective journeys.
AT THE TRACK
Campus Eateries: There will be 65 restaurants featured around the Miami International Autodrome for the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix. We recommend exploring food and beverage options on the event website, where you can sort restaurants by campus zone and cuisines.
Hard Rock Beach Club: For the second year in a row, the Hard Rock Beach Club boasts a lineup of the hottest music performances for the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix. The Jonas Brothers will headline the race weekend with performances by Wisin y Yandel, Cedric Gervals, Tiesto and more.
FOOD & DRINK
● Miami is known for its perfect blend of American street food and Latin American and Caribbean cuisine. Stop by Coyo Taco and Los Felix for the freshest Mexican food, the Miami landmark Versailles for classic Cuban staples and El Rey de las Fritas for a fried take on the iconic Cuban sandwich.
● If you are in the mood for an outdoor market style eatery, check out 1-800 Lucky for Asian cuisine, stroll through Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) in Little Havana for window cafes serving delicious Cuban sandwiches and coffee and Imperial Moto Cafe for Brazilian coffee and motorcycles.
● For lunch and dinner options, take advantage of Miami’s high concentration of Michelin star restaurants and high end eateries. Visit Stubborn Seed for a tasting menu only experience, Leku for a refreshing twist on Spanish cuisine, Itamae for seafood, Cafe La Trova for an authentic Cuban experience and Gekko, Bad Bunny’s Japanese inspired steakhouse.
● For post-race drinks, head to Watr at the rooftop of 1 Hotel for Peruvian-influenced Japanese cuisine with an ocean view, Mila for a bespoke mixology experience, Sugar rooftop bar for some of the best views in Miami and Cerveceria La Tropical for live Cuban music.
If you’re sticking around after the race to enjoy all that Miami has to offer or have some time to explore before heading to the track, here are a few recommendations for the best way to experience Miami.
● The Miami Design District feels like walking through an outdoor museum. With gigantic art installations, palm tree-lined streets, world-class restaurants and luxury stores, something is sure to catch your eye. If watches are your passion, we recommend taking a stroll through the Hublot Watches and Wonders Collection Preview.
● The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) boasts a constantly growing art collection within its stunning campus, with beautiful views of Biscayne Bay and a focus on capturing the city’s vibrant multitude of cultures and communities. The museum is free to enter on the first Thursday and second Saturday of the month, and their most recent lineup includes an immersive exhibition by Yayoi Kusama.
● Wynwood is known for its incredible street art and variety of diverse restaurants. This year, Wynwood will serve as the vibrant backdrop to the Racing Fan Fest hosted by SWARM. If you are in the area, be sure to check out the plethora of activations and musical performances they have planned.
Be sure to keep an eye out for BWT Alpine F1 Team colours on track this weekend. A full timetable* for the race weekend is listed below, all in local track time (EDT):
● On Friday, watch FP1 from 14:00-15:00 and FP2 from 17:30-18:30.
● On Saturday, watch FP3 from 12:30-13:30 and Qualifying from 16:00-17:00.
● On Sunday, the race begins at 15:30.
*These timings are subject to change.