Miami GP announces upgrade including new paddocks on Dolphin football ground



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Miami GP announces upgrade including new paddocks on Dolphin football ground

Miami Grand Prix, which has cut a ten-year deal with the F1 last year, had announced a number of upgrades including new paddocks on the Dolphin football ground. Apart from that, the organiser of Miami GP, Tom Garfinkel, also had addressed in a statement late on Tuesday that the event would witness a resurfaced track alongside a new paddock location this year as beforementioned.

Miami GP had made its F1 debut last year with its VIP paddock club having been filled up with a flurry of celebs from a wide array of sectors.

Miami GP announces mass-scale overhaul including a resurfaced track

Meanwhile, followed by the announcement, speaking with the reporters, Miami GP organizer Garfinkel said, “We could have just come back with the racetrack that we had last year, because the goal we set out was to have great racing, a lot of overtaking, side-by-side racing, but the track we had last year had parts where there was one line where there should have been the possibility to overtake, and so we weren't happy with that.

We're going to go through with the investment and expense to go ahead and repave it in an effort to get it where it races better. It raced well enough according to the teams and drivers, but we want it to be as good as it can possibly be, so that's why we're going to repave it”.

In tandem, adding that the track’s layout remained unchanged despite disagreements from some F1 officials and drivers, Garfinkel added, “We talked to all the team principals, the drivers, Formula One and the FIA -- there was differing opinions about the chicane.

Some of the drivers didn't like it; some of them thought it was fine; and throughout the grid it was the same feedback, all over the place: some liked it, some didn't, some didn't care. We went through it with F1, the FIA and Tilke and decided right now we're not going to make changes.

We thought about flattening it out a bit -- we're still looking at that as we finalise things -- but right now it's going to stay the same. And that's based on the feedback we received from all of them, which was a lot different, some of them didn't like it, some of them thought it was fine.

There is less run-off, so some of the hospitality areas are moving closer to the racetrack, but the layout itself is fundamentally the same. It will be all resurfaced, though”.