The F1 Miami GP is well known for the glitz and glamour that it brings. Last year’s mega event is still fresh in the memory of ardent followers of the sport. With the Miami GP slated as the fifth race of the current campaign, it has recently come out that the organizers of the event will introduce biometric-based payments at the event. It would include palm and face scanning identification.
The 2022 Miami GP was one of the most special events on last year’s F1 calendar, and while the hype heading into the recent was huge, what was witnessed during the three-day event was nothing short of unprecedented. The feel around the event was epic, even acknowledged by the F1 drivers and their Team Principals. Many deemed last year’s event as the best among all the races.
This year’s Miami GP is scheduled to take place from 5th May onwards, and by the looks, the organizers have already started getting into motion. The biometrics-based payments system is a great idea on behalf of the organizers, and it would definitely help in faster payments and checkouts at the event. Like last year, the circuit is expected to be jam-packed again during the event.
Moreover, with the biometrics system in place, the event would become the first ever in the history of F1 to have the technology used during an F1 Grand Prix weekend. However, with a new system, it won’t be a huge surprise if the ticket prices go up for this year’s event. The Miami GP was costly last year, and the prices are expected to skyrocket again.
Drive to Survive has played a key role in making the Miami GP popular
The hype around F1 was not huge outside of Europe until a few years ago. However, today the landscape has completely changed, F1 in the last few years has become incredibly popular in America. Moreover, the main reason behind it is the Netflix series, Drive to Survive. Since the series debuted on the ott platform, the popularity of the sport in America has skyrocketed.
The 2022 Miami GP was the prime example of it. Despite the event taking place for the first time at the venue, the hype around the event was huge and nicely backed by the large number of people that turned up at the event. The whole three-day event was a massive success, and a lot of credit for it goes to the Drive to Survive series.
Considering how the 2022 event panned out and the biometrics technology used this year, what are you expecting from the event? Would the 2023 Miami GP be able to live up to the high standards set in 2022, or would it be easily able to cross them? No matter what happens, one thing is almost guaranteed, there will be fireworks on and off the track.
Rishabh Negi is an F1 author at FirstSportz who ardently follows the sport and is also a passionate supporter of the Arsenal football team. He has done his Master's degree from the Delhi School of Economics and sees writing about F1, as something, that provides him solace to disconnect from the everyday chaos of life.
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