Miami GP has been officially confirmed to join the 2022 F1 calendar as first look of the track near Hard Rock Stadium is released.
The long-awaited and much-fought Miami GP is officially confirmed to take place in 2022 season after an announcement from F1 ahead of the Imola GP race. While the date is yet to be ascertained, the venue will be Hard Rock Stadium as proposed.
The circuit will have 19 corners and will be 5.41km long with three straights – which gives a potential of three DRS zones too. The estimated speed is around 320km/h. The Miami GP becomes the second F1 race in the USA after Circuit of the Americas in current schedule.
It is the 11th venue in overall list of races held in USA. The deal between F1 and the organisers is complete despite opposition from the local communities. However, in the latest meeting, a resolution was passed to allow for the race to happen finally.
There are certain promises which the organisers will have to meet, though, after passing the resolution. As the F1 release noted, the grand prix will provide an additional tourist boost and economic impact to local businesses in the greater Miami region.
Additionally, the promoter will be working closely with the local community to ensure an allotment of discounted tickets for Miami Gardens residents, ensuring they have the opportunity to experience the thrill of the sport.
There will be also programmes to support local businesses and the community to ensure they get the full benefits of the race being in Miami Gardens, including a STEM education programme through F1 in Schools as well as the opportunity for local businesses to be part of the race weekend.
“We are thrilled to announce that Formula 1 will be racing in Miami beginning in 2022,” said Stefano Domenicali. “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.”
At the same time, Tom Garfinkel, Managing Partner, F1 Miami GP, 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-inclass 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.”