Miami F1 Hospitality VIP Guide: Paddock Club, Yacht Club & more

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

Miami F1 hospitality guide including the Hard Rock beach club and the Miami GP yacht Club

There are a huge number of Miami F1 hospitality and VIP offerings for fans looking to experience the race weekend in luxury. There’s  Villas, Suites, Cabanas, Beach Clubs and even a Miami GP Yacht Club!

But which one should you choose? This guide gives a full overview of all of the different hospitality options, their location on the track and what each package includes.

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Miami F1 hospitality options

There are around 20 different Miami F1 hospitality options that can be purchased at a premium by members of the public who are looking to spend a little more but get a lot more in return. Some of these are suitable for individual fans, some for groups and some cater to everyone.

The Miami Grand Prix hospitality options can all be purchased through the Miami F1 ticket page, where you’ll have to speak to a Miami F1 sales rep who’ll want to know a little more about what you’re looking for to help you make your purchase.

Miami F1 splits the hospitality options in to three different categories:

  • Luxury
  • Suites
  • Clubs

Miami F1 hospitality map

Currently there are 18 different hospitality offerings available at the Miami Grand Prix. This may go up next year as the organisers cash-in on people and businesses in the Miami area looking to enjoy the weekend in luxury.

Below is a map of all of the different hospitality options at the Miami F1 and their location around the circuit.

Hospitality Tickets

Hospitality tickets can be purchased through the official Miami GP website.

But you can also find them, sometimes at discounted prices, on Stubhub.

I’ve used StubHub for F1 tickets a number of times over the last 12 months, each time with 100% success.

They have a ‘FanProtect guarantee’ which is very robust and ensures your tickets and your money are always protected.

Miami F1 hospitality - Luxury options

It seems slightly strange for the organisers to only put a few of the offerings in the ‘Luxury’ category, but these are the most premium of all the VIP options at the Miami F1.

Below is an overview of each of the different Luxury hospitality options at GP.

Paddock Club Hospitality

Location: Pit buildings, directly above the pit garages and overlooking the pit lane

Experience type: Shared experience with other guests

The Paddock Club is present at every F1 race on the calendar and is usually organised and managed by F1 Experiences, part of the F1 group, rather than the circuit management. At almost every event it’s the most exclusive, premium and expensive VIP option of the weekend.

Whilst Miami has some other incredibly expensive VIP options, the Paddock Club still offers the most unique experience. Rather than simply being a nice place for guests to hang out and watch the action, Paddock Club tickets include pit walks, a full circuit tour and talks from F1 drivers and team members.

It’s the only true ‘experience’ that you can get, and perfect for die-hard F1 fans looking to get an insider look at F1. But you better be prepared to pay around $10k each for a ticket.

Here’s an experience from an F1 fan on Reddit who got access to the Paddock Club for the 2023 race at Miami.

Casa Tua

Location: Right hand side of Turns 1 and 2, near the pit lane exit.

Experience type: Shared experience with other guests

The world reknowned restaurant with locations on Miami Beach also has a hospitality lounge at the Miami F1. Expect amazing food, a lovely indoor setting and outdoor tiered viewing areas.

More info can be found here. 

72 Club

Location: Right hand side the circuit just after Turn 3. Directly next to the podium.

Experience type: Shared experience with other guests

The 72 Club is the VIP hospitality area for the Hard Rock Stadium. At the Miami F1 it’s expanded to include an additional open-air bar, lounge and seated viewing area directly overlooking the run towards Turn 4.

One of the best things about the 72 Club is that it’s directly next to the podium. At the end of the race you’ll have one of the best views going of the trophy presentations and champagne spraying.

Yachts

Location: Right hand side the circuit just after Turn 3. Directly next to the podium.

Experience type: Shared experience with other guests

Well what would an article on the Miami F1 be without mentioning the Yachts. Yachts you say, in a parking lot? That’s right. Much to the amusement of the world’s media and race fans, Miami F1 organisers built a fake marina on the inside of turns 6, 7 and 8 and ‘moored’ a number of high end yachts there.

Not to be outdone by Monaco, these yachts are available for ‘charter’ over the race weekend and offer guests a luxurious maritime experience, all without ever having to set sail from the Miami F1 marina.

The yachts can be hired out fully or on a shared bases. Guests not only get access to the yachts themselves, but the private viewing deck at the back end of each boat is also available.

Miami F1 hospitality - Suites

The different hospitality suites at the Miami GP are usually private spaces with a communal element. Below is an overview of each of these.

The Villas

Location: Right-hand side of turns 2 and 3, just after the pit lane exit

Experience type: Private suites with shared lounge areas

The Villas are two different blocks of private indoor suites with seating and viewing areas. Each villa has access to the communal rooftop lounge which is shaded and provides a higher vantage point.

From either of the two sections of The Villas you can just about see the cars exiting Turn 1 and have a great view of them coming around Turn 2 and entering Turn 3.

Crypto.com Terrace

Location: Left hand side of Turn 4

Experience type: Private suites with shared lounge areas

The Crypto.com terrace features a huge open-air lounge, bar, food and seating area. There’s also an exclusive trackside viewing deck overlooking Turn 4.

Additionally there are private suites for hire that can fit up to 30 guests in and provide an exclusive area to relax, eat and drink when you’re not viewing the on-track action.

Turn 5 Suites

Location: Right-hand side of turns 4 and 5

Experience type: Private suites with shared lounge areas

Turns 4 and 5 are very fast, and the Turn 5 suites have an amazing view of the cars coming directly towards them, sucked to the ground by their downforce, through this section.

The individual private suites are open-air, shaded and provide a great vantage point to see the action from. There’s also shared lounge spaces across two levels that all guests have access to.

Yacht Club Suites

Location: Inside Turns 6 and 7

Experience type: Private suites with shared lounge areas

Located directly next to the yachts, the Miami GP Yacht Club suites are private, open-air, shaded suites that overlook Turns 6, 7 and the whole of the fake marina area. With Yacht Club suites passes you can’t actually get access to any of the Yachts, but you are able to use the communal lounge areas in the Miami Grand Prix Yacht Club.

Yacht Club Cabanas

Location: Inside Turns 6 and 7

Experience type: Private open-air cabanas with shared lounge areas

Back in the Miami GP Yacht Club, this time with some cabanas. These are located on the ‘ground’ floor of the Yacht Club area, directly in front of the Yacht Club suites (which are floors 1 and 2).

Being lower to the ground the view from the open-air shaded cabanas isn’t so good. You’re pretty much restricted to seeing cars come past you through Turn 6 and a bit of Turn 7, and that’s about it.

Beach Club Cabanas

Location: Inside Turns 11, 12 and 13

Experience type: Private open-air cabanas with shared lounge access

Over to the Hard Rock Beach Club now, and the Beach Club Cabanas are, for me, the best Miami F1 hospitality option based on their location and view point.

Lining the whole beach club area and the edge of the track around turns 11, 12 and 13, the cabanas are one floor up and have an amazing vantage point, almost directly hanging over the edge of the track. I’d try and get one on the Turn 11 side of the beach club where a huge amount of overtaking happens. If you get one on the Turn 12 / 13 side, you won’t be able to see Turn 11.

So being able to watch the action at Turn 11 first hand, from your own cabana with a private screen and attendant, sounds pretty much perfect.

The video below shows the cabanas on the opposite side of the track.

Turn 18 Suites

Location: Top of the Autonation grandstand on the right hand side of Turns 17 and 18

Experience type: Private areas at the top of the grandstand with access to a shared lounge area

The Turn 18 suites are actually at the top of the Autonation Turn 18 grandstand on the right of Turns 17 and 18. The ‘suites’ are small private areas, all adjacent to one another, under the grandstand’s canopy. Each has seating and a TV.

Being at the top of the stand you’re a long way above the track action, plus the canopy roof will block your view of any on-track action that doesn’t happen right in front of your part of the stand.

The private ‘suites’ aren’t actually very private, with only a small waist-height fence separating each one and making you feel like you’re in a pen.

You have access to the communal MIA hospitality village as well (number 18 on the map at the top of the page). This is a much larger indoor space with more seating, eating a drinking areas for VIP guests. It’s basically a glorified warehouse with no actual views of the track, but being air-conditioned it’s a good place to cool off for a while

Start / Finish Suites

Location: Top of the Start / Finish grandstand on the left hand side of the main straight

Experience type: Private areas at the top of the grandstand

Same kind of story as the Turn 18 suites, the start / finish suites are private areas under the canopy at the top of the grandstand on the main straight. You’ll have great views of the start and finish action during the Miami Grand Prix and get to experience the atmosphere in one of the biggest grandstands on the circuit.

Turn 1 North Suites

Location: Top of the Turn 1 North grandstand on the left hand side of the main straight, just at the entry to Turn 1

Experience type: Private areas at the top of the grandstand

Again these suites are just private areas at the Top of the Miami Turn 1 North grandstand. This grandstand is really well located, and will have views of the end of the main straight, one of the Miami GP DRS zones, Turn 1 and all the way down through Turns 2 and 3.

Miami F1 hospitality - Clubs

The Miami F1 hospitality clubs are all shared hospitality areas that provide a more premium experience than either Miami campus pass or grandstand seats would. Check when booking whether the clubs have assigned / pre-reserved seating. Most of them should, as you don’t want to pay top dollar for a hospitality experience and still be fighting for the good seats come race day.

Below is an overview of the Club hospitality areas.

The Vista

Location: End of the main straight on the right-hand side, on the inside of Turn 1

Experience type: Shared hospitality space with communal lounge and viewing areas

The Miami F1 Vista Club  was new for 2023. It’s a two-story structure that overlooks the end of the main straight and Turn 1 where there’s always lots of action happening, both at the start and throughout the race.

It has a huge indoor lounge and seating area, plus tiered open-air shaded seating overlooking the track

Veranda Club

Location: Inside of the track between turns 3 and 10.

Experience type: Shared hospitality space with communal lounge and viewing areas

The Miami F1 Veranda Club is pretty unique as it’s one of the only Miami F1 hospitality areas where you get a view of two different sections of the track.

Being squeezed on to the inside of the circuit, from one side of the club you can see Turn 3 and from the other you can see Turn 10. Neither part of the track usually sees that much overtaking, but both are high-speed corners. Having the cars pass you on both sides, flat-out, is worth it in itself.

The Boathouse

Location: Inside of the circuit between turns 5 and 6

Experience type: Shared hospitality space with communal lounge and viewing areas

The Boathouse is right next to the Miami GP Yacht Club and Marina area. It’s actually closer to Turn 5 and is positioned so you have a view back down the track through turns 5 and 4.

The Miami F1 Boathouse is set over 2 floors with tiered, shaded seating and large open-air lounge and bar areas on both floors. Great for experience the atmosphere of the Marina but you don’t actually have access to the yachts or the Miami GP Yacht Club.

Hard Rock Beach Club

Location: Inside of turns 11, 12 and 13

Experience type: Beach club – daybeds, pools and a huge screen to watch the action on

The deck at the Hard Rock Beach Club brings full on pool-party vibes to the Miami F1. There’s a couple of pools, a huge TV screen to watch the action from and a number of daybeds that you can reserve.

The Miami GP concerts will be performing live here as well, so if you want a bit of the beach-club party atmosphere whilst being surrounded by F1 cars then this is the place to do it.

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Alex Gassman

I‘m Alex. I write F1 and motorsport travel guides based on my experience as racing driver and full-time motorsport nerd. I’ve traveled the world watching F1 and other racing series.

I started oversteer48 with the aim of helping other motorsport fans who are planning on watching some racing themselves.

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