The US city of Miami, Florida, will host a Formula One grand prix from the 2022 season onwards, it has been announced.
Held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, the challenging high-speed circuit is 5.41km long and has 19 corners, 3 straights and potential for 3 DRS zones with an estimated top speed of 320km/h, according to the official press release.
“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,” commented Stefano Domenicali, President & CEO of Formula 1.
“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.”
↩️ 19 corners
🔥 3 potential DRS zones
🤯 320 km/h top speed
— Formula 1 (@F1) April 18, 2021
Miami will join Austin as the second US venue to simultaneously host a race on the F1 calendar and will be the 11th American venue in the championship following Riverside, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix, Indianapolis and Circuit of the Americas.
“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,” added Tom Garfinkel, Managing Partner, Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix.
“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.”