Miami U.S. Grand Prix 2020: Lewis Hamilton to shine at American Grand Prix

Expectations have been high at the American Grand Prix since the circuit first featured on the Formula 1 calendar in 1971. Over the next 43 races, attention will once again fall on the Miami…

Miami U.S. Grand Prix 2020: Lewis Hamilton to shine at American Grand Prix

Expectations have been high at the American Grand Prix since the circuit first featured on the Formula 1 calendar in 1971. Over the next 43 races, attention will once again fall on the Miami circuit, where Lewis Hamilton will hope to be crowned world champion once again. Here’s what you need to know.

When’s it this year?

It was originally scheduled for late March, but due to a lack of suitable prize money and minimum reserves that Bernie Ecclestone ensured it is ready for the U.S. Grand Prix in early November.

Who are the teams?

Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and Williams are all on the grid this year. Toro Rosso feature as the only direct entry from Red Bull Racing, who will revert to a sole car until 2020 as Anthony Davidson quits and no replacement is found.

What’s new?

Despite already having spent millions on the Circuit of the Americas, the F1 circus is about to become even more lavish, with fancy new facilities appearing and a first in America: more circuits over two days.

Car parks will be packed with beauty queens and F1 superstar Conor McGregor will march through the gates in support of a very lucky charity in the charity extravaganza.

There will be stunning newly built, purpose-built zones to relax and chill out with drink choices at-your-perch in style. Picnics in the pit areas and fully equipped movie theatres.

The bars will feature multiple levels of high top viewing, we’ll let you know when we see the best floor plans.

This massive glittering showroom will also transform into a nightclub. There will be elevated menus on the front balcony at ground level, looking down to the pit entries, and cocktails will be served from the throne.

And heaps of the modern, iconic three-ring circus is just under the Grandstand one: Incorporating a unique futuristic and truly unique design, the Coca-Cola pit chicane at the Circuit of the Americas will be a spectacular sight to behold.

Then, all the rest of the Formula 1 gang will flock together in the Coliseum Pit Village to have their picture taken as Formula 1’s fashionably unshaven and pouffy models mix and mingle amongst the fans – well, unless you’re a racing fan. Then, the F1 Champion Party party will descend on Miami in style.

Without further ado…

What’s the track like?

…it’s located right next to downtown Miami in the heart of the Everglades National Park. And while it doesn’t get the same level of notoriety of other tracks such as the Singapore Street Circuit, it does have some engaging and rewarding overtaking corners.

Special mention has to go to the Cartier Pit Straight, located midway around the circuit, where all Formula 1 cars (at all speeds) will compete for a penalty.

In the pit lanes

Of course, the main purpose of any F1 track is to look good and attract punters who like watching big names and revving up their engines.

And thanks to a deep knowledge of speed, the Circuit of the Americas is an absolute delight to drive.

Cannons, jets, sound cannons and aerobatics will be waiting for any fan or entourage on the circuit who demands that they get a good view.

Speaking of which, Ferrari is the current home of Formula 1 celebrations and celebrations here in Miami. We’re not sure why, because they should be thanking Bernie Ecclestone for these various odes to the Red Bull legend.

And that’s it.

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