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Bernie on Miami gimmicks: Many stupid things come out of America

From a police escort to the podium to football helmets for the top three, the Miami Grand Prix was full of gimmicks, none of which were appreciated by Bernie Ecclestone. Formula 1 visited the Hard Rock Stadium for round five of the 2022 championship, the inaugural Miami Grand Prix. Kicking off with the Opening Party on the Wednesday night that included a driver presentation on the podium and ending with the top three wearing football helmets as they sprayed the champagne on the Sunday, Miami tried something different. While the numbers say it worked – 242,955 fans coming through over the three days with a record 85,280 on race day, it was wasted on former F1 supremo Ecclestone. A...
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