Man killed at Miami F1 track

A fatal accident sadly took place at Turn 16 of the Miami International Autodrome.

It’s been reported that a man has sadly died near the Hard Rock Stadium, the venue the Miami Grand Prix is completed around.

Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that a man died on the Miami International Autodrome after being ejected from his grey Dodge coupe, with the violent crash having taken place at 13:45 local time.

According to the report, the driver crashed into a wall on the southbound off-ramp of the Florida Turnpike that leads to Northwest 199th Street, with the vehicle having then barrel-rolled over the barrier and off the flyover.

The Dodge coupe supposedly then fell – and broke – several palm trees, before finally crashing onto the F1 circuit.

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It was at Turn 16 where the crashed vehicle was found on its roof, although as for the man driving the car, he was ejected before the vehicle somersaulted over the barrier.

He was found by the Fire Rescue crew and sadly pronounced dead at the scene. send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

How the crash exactly unfolded is currently being investigated by the authorities, with that part of the circuit being the furthest away from the Hard Rock Stadium, home to NFL side the Miami Dolphins.

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The highway above Turn 16 is actually left open during the Grand Prix, although the off ramps are closed when any action is taking place on the track.

Miami is set to see more F1 action than usual this year, with the venue set to host its first ever Sprint race.

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It’ll host the second of six Sprint races scheduled for 2024, as the Chinese Grand Prix is hosting the first Sprint of the new season.

The race itself in Miami is also scheduled to get underway 30 minutes later than it has done the last two seasons, with the start time now being at 16:00 local time rather than half an hour prior to that.

F1 has raced in Miami twice now and has received mixed responses from fans, although Red Bull are seemingly big fans of the race considering that Max Verstappen has won both events there.