The Ridiculous Ticket Prices for the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix
Formula 1 is coming to Florida for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix this month. The people at F1 have been billing this event as some luxury Super Bowl but-with-racing situation that has ticket prices going crazy. What are the most ridiculous things you can buy a ticket for to get a piece of the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix?
Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix 2022 Campus Pass
McLaren boss Zak Brown told Reuters “We can easily double our hospitality and we’re already the largest hospitality buyer in Miami… it rivals the Super Bowl as far as, ‘Are you going to the Miami race?'” Brown went on to say 1,000 guests coming throughout the weekend and all sorts of celebrities. So, how much with the first F1 Miami GP cost?
The general admission campus pass, available on the official F1 Miami Grand Prix site, allows people to get on the property for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday activities. Friday will cost you $300 and get you access to practice. Saturday is $400, but you can see qualifying. Sunday is $500, but you do get access to see the race from a few areas. These areas include the East Campus, West Campus, The Fountains, HRS helixes, and the 300 level of the Hard Rock Stadium.
You can visit the food areas and check out the W Series and Porsche Sprint Challenge North America racing sessions. The Miami Grand Prix goes for three days, which would give you plenty of time to check out the area. You’ll be able to hear Formula 1 cars going by and might even catch a glimpse of some racing from some of the viewing areas.
F1 Miami Grand Prix 2022 Hard Rock Beach Club tickets
Billed as a “VIP day club experience,” the Miami Grand Prix’s Hard Rock Beach Club tickets come in two varieties. The first Hard Rock Beach Club ticket is a “Sand Ticket” for $1,000. It gets you access to the beach club sand area and state, plus trackside viewing. You also get access to a private bar. The ticket info says, “beach attire encouraged.”
For $2,000, you can pick up a Deck Ticket. This gives you access to the Hard Rock Beach Club and pool area, plus a good view of the stage. Post Malone is performing on Saturday before having a full concert later in the evening. You get access to a private area with this ticket as well, and you have to be 21 to get in. The organizers are also encouraging beach attire for this (I am personally suggesting suntan lotion).
Grandstands, Hospitality, Formula One Paddock Club, and Champions Club
The tickets for the Miami Grand Prix went fast. A limited number of three-day hospitality tickets went from $5,000 to $10,000 and were sold out in the first week. The Formula One Paddock Club and Champions Club by F1 Experiences were some of the most exclusive tickets. You can anticipate paying $50,000 to $150,000 for a few tickets to get this sort of experience.
Two or three tickets remain in the back row of the Start/Finish (Main) Grandstand. These are in the very back and on the very end of the grandstands for $2,250 each. The AutoNation Grandstand at Turn 18, row 26, will set you back $1,910. There are not many tickets left in any area. Turn 1 Grandstand have a good look at the track and was priced similarly. The organizers really sold no general admissions tickets. The Family Grandstands and the Beach Grandstands were probably the cheapest tickets, still costing between $700 and $900 for the weekend.
Don’t forget the Miami nightlife before and after the races
Heineken also presents a Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix opening party on Wednesday, May 4th. DJ Kygo will perform, and the event has “a host of Formula 1 drivers” slated to show up. Will Valtteri Bottas show up? You can choose from a few ticket types. A GA ticket is $100, while the Fountain View Grandstand is $130. The 72 Club offers complimentary food and beverages for $200 a ticket.
BLEAULIVE 2022 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach is having an event called Miami Race Nights Saturday with Calvin Harris. A regular general admission ticket costs $426.75 after all of the service fees ($55.50), facility fees ($45.50), and 7.5% tax ($52.50). You can only buy two, so the total is $853.50 to see Calvin Harris on Saturday night.
No matter what kind of tickets you want, you can bet the first Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix will not be cheap.