Formula 1 to Race in Miami for 2022
Formula 1 has today announced that it will race in Miami, Florida in the United States beginning in 2022.
The Grand Prix of Miami will take place on a new complex built for the Miami Dolphins NFL team. The circuit will be 5.41km, have 19 corners, three straights and the potential for three DRS zones with an estimated top speed of 320km/h.
The race will take place in Spring of 2022 and likely be run back-to-back with the Canadian Grand Prix.
Currently, that takes the total races planned for 2022 to 16, but more are set to be continued. Interestingly, The USGP at COTA hasn’t yet been confirmed for 2022, amid continued rumours of it leaving the calendar due to financial trouble.
Formula 1 has been attmepting to increase its profile in the USA for years, especially after Liberty Media’s takeover of the sport in 2017. Whether Miami and the USGP will be run together in 2022 is yet to be seen, but the Miami round is scheduled to go ahead.
If there are two races in the USA, it would be the first time this has occured on the F1 calendar since 1984, when both the Dallas and Detroit GPs were on the roster. There have actually been three races in the USA in the same year, in 1982.
Here’s what some of Formula 1’s top brass think about the Miami race:
Stefano Domenicali, President & CEO of Formula 1
“We are thrilled to announce that Formula 1 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. We will be working closely with the team from Hard Rock Stadium and the FIA to ensure the circuit delivers sensational racing but also leaves a positive and lasting contribution for 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, Managing Partner, Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix
“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.”
H/T: F1 Chronicle