May 16 - Criticism of the otherwise glitzy, popular and celebrity-rich inaugural Miami GP is continuing to flow.

The Formula 1 drivers aimed fire at the track layout and asphalt surface, but there were also rumblings that the company charged with running the VIP-oriented Paddock Club were being inundated with post-event complaints.

One such complaint was made by Diplo - a well-known American DJ who worked at several Miami GP parties.

"I don't care about Formula 1 at all, but I care about parties," he told the New York Times.

One party took place in Red Bull's VIP suite.

"It was this bad box, like a jail," he said. "Also they had no food, and all I wanted was a sandwich, so I left."

Ultimately, after also leaving the Ferrari 'party', he returned to the hotel to watch the actual grand prix on TV.

"When you watch it on TV, it's so sick to watch the shot, but being there live, I couldn't get any vibe," he said.

"It was sort of stressful, like being at Coachella. It was just a lot of walking around for no reason."


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22 F1 Fan comments on “Celebrity DJ slams VIP treatment at Miami F1 GP

  1. Oldtwit

    Well he said it all " they had no food, and all I wanted was a sandwich, so I left."
    It's all "I'm so special" "I'm a VIP" Only in their own eyes...
    Lets hope that F1 stop giving out vip tickets to all these spoilt people...

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  2. ReallyOldRacer

    Seriously, some obscure dj is bitching about the food at a RB party? And this is a story why? I think he was mad that he couldn't find the orange sunshine guy.

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  3. Susan

    These so-called celebs should be left in the stands. They are even annoying to watch. Maybe the DJ should have packed a sandwich from home, it sounds like RB didn’t know who the dumbell was. If the drivers are inviting these people, entertainment after the race. Liberty needs to start downplaying the celeb thing on race day, as well. It doesn’t add anything to the race or for the fans.

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    • GoodAussieP

      This! I don't want to see Tom Cruise in the Mercedes garage. I don't care. I'm way more excited to see fans get a picture during the post race, or a driver waving to the crowd. I don't need to be visually reminded the sport is full of rich people, I watch Monaco every year.

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      • Susan

        F1 racing is a great sport. More exciting, in my opinion, than any other. Having so-called celebs showing up doesn’t do anything except make the drivers feel good. I’m sure some are interested and have knowledge of what is going on but I think most of them are there to get photographed and have their egos boosted.

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        • ReallyOldRacer

          "doesn’t do anything except make the drivers feel good"

          Susan, most often paying homage to fans and celebs is part of PR responsibilities. Most drivers would prefer cruising in to the track, having a go with their mates and sharing the joy, frustration and even anger within the family. This "great to see the fans" and "what a turnout" balderdash is BS.

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          • Susan

            Of the two, it is the fans they should be thankful for. The celebs are invited to stroke egos. If PR is that mportant, have a drawing and invite just regular old fans to the pits. They contribute $$ to this sport.

          • Susan

            Of the two, it is the fans they should be thankful for. The celebs are invited to stroke egos. If PR is that mportant, have a drawing and invite just regular old fans to the pits. They contribute $$ to this sport. You are right, paying homage to the fans is lip service or BS. They say it so much, it is meaningless and sounds scripted. However, if the guys just want to have a go with their mates as you say, there goes tv revenue, ticket and merchandise sales and advertising revenue and F1 racing. Nothing is simple in this life.

          • ReallyOldRacer

            Spot on, Susan. Understand that I am referencing the drivers' point of view, not the 'business' of the F1 spectacle.

    • Susan

      Well, the old saying goes, “You are judged by the company you keep”. If you want/need them around, entertain them after the race. Forget about the gridwalk. I’m sure their thoughts are on the race are very insightful, but the viewing audience will just have to depend on the professionals.

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    • ReallyOldRacer

      Brundle's grid walk segment has become a comedy, sometimes to the point of embarrassingly uncomfortable. The apex was that Stallion woman a few races ago. Marty looked petrified. Think of it as entertainment, Swede. :)

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  4. shroppyfly

    Bacon butty on a cold and wet Sunday morning, not thats real food.

    Big thanks to Edward Montagu, 3rd Earl of Sandwich for inventing a food fit for VIPS

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    • shroppyfly

      Bacon butty on a cold and wet Sunday morning, not thats real food.

      Big thanks to Bacon butty on a cold and wet Sunday morning, not thats real food.

      Big thanks to John Montagu, 4rd Earl of Sandwich for inventing a food fit for VIPS for inventing a food fit for VIPS

      See how confusing it all is Knights, Dukes,Earls,Lords,Sirs, no wonder I get Lalas name mixed up sometimes

      "Edited"

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  5. Susan

    Just read this tantalising article again, just in case I missed something. I think there was a midprint the DJs name was Diplo? Think it was supposed to be Dipsh#t

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