Miami International Autodrome Hosts Behind-the-Scenes Tour for Students
The Miami International Autodrome opened its doors to students from the SEEK Foundation, Miami Norland and Carol City High schools in a behind-the-scenes tour of the Formula 1 race weekend. The tour was designed to provide an experience about working in motorsport.
One highlight of the tour was a visit to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team garage, where the students got a chance to see the cars that Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will race around the Miami International Autodrome this coming weekend. A few lucky students had the opportunity to ask questions directly to the seven-time World Champion, at a Q&A hosted in the Mercedes hospitality unit on the Hard Rock Stadium field.
In addition to visiting the Porsche Carrera Cup North America paddock, the Formula 1 pitlane, and a NASA activation, the students learned about the different opportunities working in motorsport. Miami International Autodrome has provided paid internships to students, including those from Miami-Dade College, which has programs that specialize in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
The event was also a chance to showcase minority-owned restaurants based in Miami Gardens, as vendors from a number of these restaurants supplied meals for the students during the day.
Round five of this year’s FIA Formula 1 World Championship gets underway with the two practice sessions on Friday, followed by qualifying on Saturday and the 57-lap race on Sunday afternoon. This event promises to be exciting as the competition heats up and fans eagerly await the outcome of the race.
On the Team Village inside Hard Rock Stadium, F1® drivers competed in a series of football exercises coached by a variety of Miami Dolphins players including Tua Tagovailoa, Jaelan Phillips, Jevon Holland, Bradley Chubb and Emmanuel Ogbah
• World Champion Max Verstappen and Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa swap jerseys — as both athletes compete in their respective sports with the number one
• American racer Logan Sargeant looking forward to racing at his home race for the first time