(Miami) Is it a festival? A celebrity gathering? A Grand Prize?

Answer: All at the same time.

We knew that Miami would do things big for this second edition of its Grand Prix, one of the three races in the United States this season. But knowing it is one thing. Seeing it is another.

Already, you should know that the “team village” was built on the grounds of Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins. Each team has its headquarters there. By headquarters, of course, we mean a huge pavilion with a glass front. The team logo is displayed on the front, on a large laminated wooden plaque.

Many major events have taken place in this amphitheater, including the 2020 Super Bowl. tough for the tennis tournament. The Miami Open ended in early April, and everything was dismantled in 12 days so that the Formula 1 hospitality units could be built.

The stadium, which opened in 1987, has a capacity of 65,326 people. So it’s quite fascinating to walk around the team village, on the Dolphins pitch, in front of so many completely empty turquoise bleachers. On the second floor, in the boxes, is the press room with a breathtaking view of the sunny stadium. Because yes, it’s sunny and hot this weekend in Miami.

Of course, the Grand Prix site is not limited to Hard Rock Stadium. Far, far from it.

On the “campus”, the activities are multiple. At one end of the track, located around the stadium, has been set up a Beach club where concerts will be presented throughout the weekend; Jonas Brothers, Tiësto, DJ Cedric Gervais…

At the other end is the famous marina created from scratch, which caused so much talk last year, during the first edition. Yachts are back on a surface that feels like they are floating on water. This year, real bodies of water have also been added around it. Nothing too good.

Excess, they said.

Naturally, the celebrities are there. Actor Vin Diesel, star of the Fast and Furious films, came for his turn on Thursday. DJ Khaled was on Friday morning. Maybe we will have the opportunity to meet Taylor Swift who is rumored to be dating Aston Martin driver Fernando Alonso… To be continued!

And then, between the stadium, the palm trees, the marina and the celebrities, there is a Formula 1 race. Need we remind you?