Miami Grand Prix comes as the latest addition to the F1’s calendar for the 2022 season. According to the official statement by Formula 1, Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens will host the event next year. The exact date for the Grand Prix, according to reports, will be announced soon.
As confirmed by F1’s president and CEO, Stefano Domenicali, “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 Formula 1 announces Miami will join the calendar for the 2022 season ensure the circuit delivers sensational racing but also leaves a positive and lasting contribution for the people in the local community. “, he further added.
Domenicali also thanked all the F1 fans and the respective authorities for their constant support to help materialize this plan.
“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.”, he said.
The idea of hosting this event didn’t come easy for F1 authorities. The decision met with several complaints regarding probable traffic and increased noise levels during the event.
Yet, amid continued discussions between the respective Miami authorities, and the F1 officials, a decision in similar regard has finally been taken.
The organizers will bring on a brand new track for the Miami Grand Prix
The reports say that the Miami GP circuit will be accommodated within an area of 5.41km. Besides, it will bring on 19 corners, 3 straights, and potential 3 DRS zones, to facilitate an estimated top speed of 320 km/h.
The promoters will be building a brand new track to take care of the required safety standards during the event. Furthermore, the Hard Rock Stadium that stands as a home to the Miami Dolphins will stay at the heart of the new circuit.
Both F1 and Miami authorities believe that the race will help in boosting the tourist and economic activities around the greater Miami region. Besides, the authorities are working along the promoters of GP to ensure better facilities( to fans) and business opportunities( to local businesses) during the race weekend.
Miami GP will come as the 11th spot in the USA that will accommodate a Grand Prix. Till now, Riverside, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix, Indianapolis, and Circuit of the Americas in Austin are the only other spots to make it into the list.
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