Miami Grand Prix confirmed for 2022 in ten-year F1 deal

The Formula 1 calendar will host a second race in the US from next year, with the Miami Grand Prix being added to the championship

Miami grand prix layout

A Miami Grand Prix will join the F1 calendar from next year, after the long-running project to race in Florida was finally agreed.

The circuit, around the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, has a ten-year deal to host the race which will run on and around car parks, reviving memories of the Caesar’s Palace Grand Prix of the 1980s.

The 3.36 mile layout is described as providing “high speed straights, multiple overtaking opportunities and exciting racing while meeting the highest safety standards.”

Miami Grand Prix poster

It will have 19 corners, three straights and up to three DRS zones, with a top speed of around 200mph.

The race will be in addition to the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas and a date has yet to be confirmed.

Today’s announcement comes after the Mayor of Miami Gardens sponsored the latest bid to host the event, after years of opposition from local residents whose objections have included the prospect of increased noise and air pollution.

They also complained that the race will not benefit the community, as visitors will stay and spend their money in downtown Miami.

Original plans tabled in 2017 have been altered by no longer incorporating an arterial road and pledging that Friday practice will not begin until after 3pm, at the end of the school day.

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Local residents will be offered discounted tickets and there will also be support for schools and local businesses.

“We are thrilled to announce that Formula 1 will be racing in Miami beginning in 2022,” said Stefano Domenicali, President & CEO of Formula 1. “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.

Tom Garfinkel, CEO of the Hard Rock Stadium and managing partner for the Miami Grand Prix, said: “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.”