The Miami Grand Prix Might Become a Night Race

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Organizers for the Miami Grand Prix say they are in talks with Formula 1 about turning the race into a night event.

"We've had some discussions about potentially doing that," Miami GP managing partner Tom Garfinkel "Obviously at this time of year, the weather's a little unpredictable. This year is pretty nice so far, and the breezes have helped a lot, but last year was unseasonably hot."

Last year temperatures reached a high of 94 degrees Fahrenheit in Miami. Temps reached a high of 84 degrees Fahrenheit for 2023's race.

"But there's a lot of factors that go into that [decision to become a night race], with F1 and television and everything else," Garfinkel told "So, we've got to weigh all those things. But we're certainly open-minded to it."


The biggest factor is timing with regards to European time zones. Holding a night race in Miami would mean the event happening in the middle of the night in Europe, which would result in a steep TV ratings hit. The upcoming Las Vegas race has already accounted for this problem by holding the main event at Sunday at 10:00 P.M. on the west coast, allowing European audiences to catch the race in their early morning.

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