Hype has been building ahead of the Miami Grand Prix as drivers arrive in the United States, but fans couldn't help but mock the circuit design after some bizarre details were added.
The F1 will visit Florida for the first time in 22 years this weekend with 80,000 fans, including a number of high-profile celebrities, set to attend the historic event.
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Pre-sale tickets sold out in less than 40 minutes, which was extraordinary considering the cheapest were going for around $900.
And a few days out, event organisers are putting the finishing touches on the circuit built at the Hard Rock Stadium.
The Miami International Autodrome was created to replace the Hard Rock Stadium carpark, which was not the original concept planned by the F1 who had hoped the race would take place near the water.
Despite this, bizarrely a marina looked to be included in the infield section of the track.
However, fans couldn't believe their eyes when they discovered the marina was fake.
This prompted the F1 community to mock the design ahead of the Miami GP.
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This will be my first and last tweet about F1 in Miami. This sucks, on multiple levels. pic.twitter.com/w9bjvZiL3g
— J. Cobb! (@The_J_Cobb) May 2, 2022
However, some praised the effort and the circuit in Miami after a 22 year wait to head back to Florida.
Faux outrage at a fake marina, when F1 could have been racing in a non descript car park. Think praise for the incredible job the folks in Miami have done on the campus is more fitting. Gonna be fun when folks realise F1 is racing past a fake Eiffel Tower in Vegas next year.
— Will Buxton (@wbuxtonofficial) May 2, 2022
Daniel Ricciardo to compete at Miami F1
While things had started to look up for Aussie McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo, a crash with Carlos Sainz at Emilia Romagna Grand Prix set him back.
Sainz only lasted two and a half corners after he was spun into the gravel by Ricciardo and left beached.
Following the race, Ricciardo was spotted visiting the Ferrari driver's team to apologise for the mistake.
Since the disaster, the Aussie appeared on Trevor Noah's talk show and was how he was able to put his pride away and keep a cordial relationship with his rivals in such an intense sport.
And Ricciardo joked that it wasn't that easy.
“I hated every second of the apology,” Ricciardo joked, before explaining the reasoning behind the apology.
“Probably just with experience and being in it (F1) for so long, I have the maturity to know how much we all put into it and as competitive as we are, we all have something strongly in common.
“There’s only 20 of us in the world that do it, there’s only 20 F1 drivers. You respect everyone’s journey.
“The incident — if I hold myself accountable for something — then I feel like I want to apologise. It’s nothing personal.
“I don’t think everyone would do it but for me, I felt better by doing it so we (can have a) clean slate for the next one."
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