Formula 1 is heading to Miami, a press release has stated that the brand-new Miami Grand Prix will join the F1 calendar in 2022.
The race will be the first one in the state of Miami since 1959, the race will be held on an exciting new layout at the Hard Rock Stadium complex in Miami Gardens which is also home to the Miami Dolphins.
There is no date set for the race yet although it is expected to take part in the second qualter of 2022, so hopefully some time between May to August.
The circuit is expected to be 5.41km, it will feature 19 corners, three straights and hopefully three DRS zones, an estimated top speed of 320km/h. Hard Rock Stadium numerous rock will be at the heart of the track, which is hoped to encourage close racing while it meets high safety standards.
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Miami will be the location number 11 that Formula 1 has raced at in the United States of America since the F1 Championship began in 1950.
Press Release from F1: We are thrilled to announce that Formula 1 will be racing in Miami beginning in 2022,” said Stefano Domenicali, President & CEO of Formula 1.
“The USA 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. We will be working closely with the team from Hard Rock Stadium and the FIA to ensure the circuit delivers exciting racing but also leaves a positive and lasting contribution to the people in the local community.”
“We are grateful to our fans, the Miami Gardens elected officials and the local tourism industry for their patience and support throughout this process. We are looking forward to bringing the greatest racing spectacle on the planet to Miami for the first time in our sport’s history.”
Tom Garfinkel, Vice-Chairman, President & CEO, Hard Rock Stadium, added: “The Hard Rock Stadium entertainment campus in Miami Gardens exists to host the biggest global events to benefit the entire greater Miami region and Formula 1 racing is as big as it gets.
"We have worked with specialist designers to create a racetrack that we, Formula 1 and the FIA believe will provide great racing and we hope to create best-in-class unique fan experiences that are reflective of the diverse and dynamic nature of Miami.
“I want to thank Formula 1 and the Miami Gardens and Miami Dade County elected officials for working to bring this hugely impactful event here for years to come.”