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F1 circus to fill Miami Dolphins pitch as new Grand Prix venue makes changes

Organisers of the Miami Grand Prix have announced major on and off-track changes ahead of the second running of the race, including moving the F1 paddock to inside the Hard Rock Stadium.

The Grand Prix, run around the home of NFL franchise the Miami Dolphins, made a successful debut in 2022 as the American influence on the F1 calendar expanded to a second race, with a third in Las Vegas joining the schedule this year.

There will be a series of upgrades and changes for the next Miami Grand Prix, including a complete resurfacing of the circuit which, it is hoped, will promote closer racing and improve overtaking opportunities.

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The paddock area will also be expanded with an all-new ‘Team Village’ being built on the pitch inside the 65,000-capacity venue. F1 and race organisers have released images of how the paddock will look.

A new three-tiered Paddock Club, catering for 6,000 high-spending guests, is also being constructed ahead of the event, which runs from May 5 to 7.

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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 Miami Grand Prix.

“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.”

The Miami Grand Prix will be five race in the now 23-race calendar after it was confirmed the dropped Chinese Grand Prix would not be replaced.

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