Move over stale hotdogs and lukewarm beer, Formula One is getting a five-star upgrade in Miami. Forget just watching the race; Miami’s Grand Prix is all about an immersive experience that blends the thrill of the racetrack with the glitz and glamour of South Beach.

Their race slogan, “where racing meets luxury,” isn’t just a tagline; it’s a gauntlet thrown down. With exclusive offerings like the 72 Club, featuring black car service, gourmet food, and bottomless drinks, Miami is setting a new standard for F1 hospitality.

But it’s not all caviar and champagne showers. Even general admission ticket holders can ditch the typical stadium fare. 75 local Miami restaurants and bars will be serving up their culinary creations, transforming the concourse into a vibrant food market.

Want to take things up a notch? The Hard Rock Beach Club boasts a lineup that would make any music festival jealous. Think Sheeran, Steve Aoki, Don Omar, and Kaskade all under one roof – and that’s just the beginning.

For those seeking an unparalleled VIP experience, there’s The Trophy House. Featured in Haute Living, this invite-only section brings together “visionaries and influential leaders” for an evening of Michelin-starred dining and private performances by Grammy winners. It’s an “alchemy” of exclusivity unlike anything seen before in F1.

But here’s the real win: Miami’s ambition isn’t just good for its own race. As an F1 insider points out, “They’re not just wanting to do another grand prix. They wanted to do their grand prix.” This pushes the entire sport forward, forcing other venues to up their game when it comes to fan experiences.

So, buckle up, F1 fans. Miami is raising the bar, and the only thing hotter than the Florida sun might be the competition it’s sparking in the world of Formula One.