The Formula 1 season reaches its sixth event as it returns to Miami.

This marks the first of three annual Formula 1 stops in the USA. The circuit is located at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, home to the Miami Dolphins football franchise. The chosen layout triumphed over 35 other designs considered by planners. It features 19 turns and 3 straights, with significant changes in elevation, especially between turns 13 and 16.


The GP data 

According to Brembo technicians, the Miami International Autodrome, at 5.412 kilometers in length, falls into the category of moderately demanding circuits for brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it rates a difficulty index of 3 due to 7 braking zones lasting approximately 14.2 seconds per lap. The overall braking power index for the entire race is the lowest among the first 10 Grand Prix events, and brake pedal loads are moderate, except for 3 turns.


The toughest turn 

The most challenging turn at the Miami International Autodrome in terms of braking demands is turn 17. Here, the cars decelerate from 320 km/h to 73 km/h in just 2.95 seconds, covering 126 meters. Noteworthy is the strain on drivers after the preceding straight: they experience a maximum deceleration of 4.7 g and a brake pedal load of 148 kg. The braking power required is 2,505 kW.


A curious past 

To date, there have been 76 F1 Grand Prix races held in the USA, including 11 editions of the Indianapolis 500 from 1950 to 1960. One of the most curious races in history occurred at Indianapolis in 2005: only 6 cars started because the others used tires from a manufacturer that advised teams not to race due to safety concerns. The 6 cars finished, with the third and fourth finishing one lap down and the fifth and sixth finishing two laps down. All 6 cars used Brembo braking components. 

Supercars and colors 

Supercars are a common sight on Miami streets, with owners often favoring flashy colors. Last March, over 120 road cars worth more than $50 million gathered for a rally on the Miami Bridge. These cars showcased horsepower and vibrant hues, not only on their bodies but also on their brake calipers—an increasingly popular way to express individuality. The association of supercars with vibrant colors naturally brings to mind Brembo, which produces car calipers in over 150 different colors, including a unique "pink" for a very special customer.


Brembo for Beckham 

Miami is known for magical nights and gentle sunsets, but it's also where, in 2018, investors led by David Beckham founded Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami. The team's distinctive colors are pink and black, matching those of the Maserati MC20 Fuoriserie Edition created for the British champion. Brembo manufactured pink monobloc calipers that seamlessly complement the carbon black discs on this supercar.