It took some effort, but F1 has finally secured a much-coveted second race on American soil. As expected, Miami will host the Grand Prix of Miami. The race will be held on the grounds of Hard Rock Stadium – the home of the Miami Dolphins national football team – in Miami Gardens. The circle is 5.41 kilometers long, nineteen angles and three straight sections have the potential to accommodate the DRS area. The maximum expected speed on the street circuit is approximately 320 kilometers per hour, with the Hard Rock Stadium being at the heart of the circuit.
“We are delighted to announce that F1 will be held in Miami from 2022,” said Stefano Domenicali, Formula 1 CEO, and said it was important for the sport to have a second race in the United States. “It is an important growth market for us and we are encouraged by our increasing presence in the United States, which will be supported by this exciting second race.” In addition, Dominicali stresses the importance of the Miami Park Race making a “positive and lasting contribution” to people in the local community. “We are grateful to our fans, members of the Miami Park Board and the local tourism industry for their patience and support in this process. We look forward to bringing the world’s greatest racing track to Miami for the first time.”
GP Miami plus a US GP
Miami will be the 11th location in the United States where Formula 1 has been racing since 1950, after Riverside, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix, Indianapolis and the Circuit of the Americas. Dominicale’s words indicate that the Florida meeting should thus be the second annual Formula 1 race in the United States. However, it is not entirely certain whether Circuit of the Americas will also be on the calendar in 2022. The sport’s ten-year contract with Circuit de Texas will expire after the 2021 release and it remains unclear if there is currently an agreement to extend the contract.
The F1’s arrival in Miami was a long process. At the end of 2017, then-commercial manager Sean Braches made his first visit to the city. At the time, the race was to be held in the heart of Miami, but necessary criticism from the local government and locals prevented it. Then, in 2019, it was decided to move the race to the Hard Rock Stadium site, but there was also a lot of criticism from the local authorities and locals. The city council of Miami Gardens, home of the Dolphinarium, only approved the race earlier this week. This happened after a comprehensive plan was drawn up to please the local population. For example, the circuit does not run on public roads, there is no driving before 2:30 pm local time on school days, there will be a five million dollar support package for social programs and locals will receive a discount on entry tickets.
Managing Partner Tom Garfinkel said it was only natural for the promoter of the Miami Grand Prix to be satisfied. “The Recreational Campus at Hard Rock Stadium wants to host the biggest events in the world to benefit the entire Miami area. Ex-CEO Chip Ganassi Racing said it wouldn’t be any bigger than F1. The street circuit design should be appropriate to facilitate“ cool races. ” We worked with professional designers to create a track that we, Formula 1 and the FIA, believe will deliver great racing. We hope to provide the best unique experience for fans, which reflects the diverse and dynamic nature of Miami. “
The circuit that F1 will race on in Miami
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