By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix is just a day away and it has already drawn hundreds of thousands of people to the area.

On Saturday, thousands of fans were in attendance for the qualifying rounds.

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The big race, the Miami Grand Prix is set for Sunday afternoon.

At least a quarter of a million people are expected at the race throughout the weekend in Miami Gardens, which is the 11th F1 race venue in the U.S.

The Miami International Autodrome is also the 77th venue to hold a Grand Prix and the only new track on the 2022 F1 calendar.

The 19-turn track is 5.41km or 3.363 miles which sweeps around Hard Rock Stadium. The race is 57 laps or 191 miles. There are 37,000 feet of concrete barriers that line the track.

Watch: CBS4’s Trish Christakis brings you a report on what fans can expect:


 

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While the business impact surrounding the highly anticipated event is expected to bring big money to the Miami Gardens area surrounding Hard Rock Stadium, it’s also going to bring big traffic.

At least a quarter of a million people are expected at the race.

Here is a list of the traffic advisories issued due to higher than normal traffic volumes around Hard Rock Stadium.

Saturday May 7

  • NW 27 Ave: NW 191 St. to NW 203 St. All northbound lanes will be closed from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • NW 199 St. NW 14 Ct to NW 27 Ave. All lanes will be closed in both directions from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Turnpike: Exit 2X will be closed at the NW 199 St. intersection from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday May 8

  • NW 27 Ave: NW 191 St. to NW 203 St. All northbound lanes will be closed from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • NW 199 St. NW 14 Ct to NW 27 Ave. All lanes will be closed in both directions from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Turnpike: Exit 2X will be closed at the NW 199 St. intersection from 6 a.m. to 7: 30 p.m.

Noise mitigation barriers will be put up during the race and people living nearby will be alerted to road closures ahead of time.

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Anyone using a rideshare to get to the race will be dropped off at a shuttle bus stop to help eliminate traffic.

CBSMiami.com Team