The city of Miami, Florida is set to host its first Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Hard Rock Stadium in 2022.
In an attempt to seek growth of the sport in the US, F1 have secured a 10-year deal to take a Grand Prix to Miami. There has been on-going talks of taking the F1 to a ‘destination city’ in the US since Liberty Media took ownership of the race series in 2017.
The race will be held on a brand-new 3.36 mile race track around the home of the Miami Dolphins, the Hard Rock Stadium. The course will incorporate 19 corners and three straights.
Miami will become the second city in the US to host a Formula 1 race after Austin’s Circuit of the Americas has been part of the race series since 2012.
The F1 had originally planned for the Miami race circuit to go over a bridge of the city bay, but after objections from local politicians and residents the plans had to be scrapped.
Stefano Domenicali, Formula 1 Chief Executive said: “We are thrilled to announce that Formula One will be racing in Miami beginning in 2022.”
“The US is a key growth market for us, and we are greatly encouraged by our growing reach in the US which will be further supported by this exciting second race.”
Author: Fred Dobberson