Racing World Aghast At The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix Food And Drink Prices

Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix

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Miami is a playground for the rich and famous. Formula 1 is a sport for the wealthy. Combined, they create very expensive set of circumstances at the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix.

Case in point, the Miami Grand Prix food prices were out of this world. And racing fans were aghast to see how much it cost to eat and drink at the second annual Miami Grand Prix as pictures of the menus went viral.

To be sure, there are cheaper options than what are shown below. And these Miami Grand Prix food prices are for items that ‘serves 4 people’ but that doesn’t make these prices any less unreasonable.

Somehow, $275 for nachos could be considered a ‘steal’ based on the other prices. $350 for empanadas?! A Yellowfin Tuna Poke platter for $350?! Chilled prawns for $500!! Make it make sense. These only feed 4 people!

As you might imagine, just like the Formula 1Miami Grand Prix food prices, the alcohol prices are equally astronomical.

The Clase Azul Tequila Ultra is the most expensive item listed on the drink menu at $12,200. If you find a bottle at retail, it sells for around $1,700. That’s quite the markup.

I hate to admit it but a bucket of beers for $40-$55 isn’t actually a bad price considering that you’re at a sporting event in Miami. However, the cheapest bottle of wine is $125. That Ferrari Brut NV, Trento Doc selling for $125 is $29 at a store.

Racings fans had a LOT to say about these astronomical Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix food prices.

$12K for tequila. Totally a steal.

‘Just because.’

“It’s just Miami” is a wild way to just brush off these prices:

Some people are claiming this is ‘suite pricing’ on the Miami Grand Prix food prices. It’s VIP, most likely table service. But these are meant to feed 4 people, not an entire suite. And I’ve been in plenty of suites where the prices were nothing like this.

On the other side of the fence, the drivers also took issue with the Miami Grand Prix. Specifically, the drivers did not enjoy LL Cool J’s pre-race introductions.