WATCH: Lando Norris Plays DJ as Miami GP Weekend Begins With Wild Opening Party for F1 Teams

Published 05/05/2022, 8:24 AM EDT

When Formula 1 visits a new track, there is quite a buzz around town. A new track, completely unknown, and lots for teams to gain or lose. But it now seems that Miami has set a completely new bar before the inaugural Miami GP, which could be potentially hard to beat. From drivers meeting the biggest celebrities to seeing the new podium stage; it’s quite jaw-breaking what Miami has in store for the fans.

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While it’s still yet to be seen what the track has in store for the fans; the grand festivities have begun even before the race. And let us tell you, it was majestic. Fans were treated to a great show when Team Principals and Drivers descended down on Hard Rock Stadium to inaugurate the weekend.

Is Lando playing his song in Miami?

Twitter didn’t shy away from hilarity as Lando Norris soon joined Kygo during his set. While there was another song being played, Twitter users managed to dub in the recently released song “Let’s go Lando” by the “Pitstop Boys”. It almost seemed like as if it was real but alas one can soon figure out that it was fake.

For the opening night, Miami sure did turn up the heat and put on quite a show. As the Team Principals and Drivers were interviewed on the podium stage, Kygo, later on, took the fans through a great musical tour.

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The star-studded event saw musical superstars such as Joe Jonas perform award-winning songs, Latin sensation Anitta performed her global hit song “Envolver” and closing the act was Justin Jesso. It’s safe to say that Formula 1 is running very high on the Miami fever.

The track is great but also look out for Safety Car

Meanwhile, there have been high praises for the track and, it could promise some thrilling action. Featuring three DRS zones and long straights with tight corners, medium high-speed corners, big braking zones, and a very tight pitlane entry.

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Drivers have predicted that the narrowness of the circuit might be the potential factor in bringing out the safety car and virtual safety car during the race. Turns 11 through 16 might be challenging as well, thanks to fast twisting corners, uphill and downhill with visibility being an issue.

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Yuki Tsunoda is expecting traffic jams at the end of the circuit while Pierre Gasly is quite optimistic that the track should provide good entertainment. Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas expects lots of overtaking and that the track looks good on paper.

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Vaibhav Aatreya

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Vaibhav Aatreya is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. His ever-growing passion for the sport, combined with his willingness to learn the inside workings of Formula 1, led him to pursue his graduation in Mechanical Engineering. Having been following the world of motorsports for many years now, Vaibhav loves to pen down his thoughts, giving his take on the ongoings in the sport.

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