Miami, FL, - On Sunday, Formula 1 announced a deal with Miami Grand Prix at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, for the stadium to join the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship. The specifics of the intended route include 5.41km of race track, with Hard Rock Stadium at the center of the circuit. Formula 1 and FIA are also working to build a brand-new track that will help to provide more exciting racing, while also continuing to keep drivers safe and meet safety standards. The new track will include high-speed straights, 19 corners, and 3 DRS zones that will allow for a top speed of almost 200 miles per hour.
Formula 1 is also working to help boost tourism and encourage a positive economic impact on local businesses and residents. They will be providing a share of discounted tickets for residents of Miami Gardens, and there will also be a specific program dedicated to supporting local businesses. Formula 1 also intends to help the local community through a STEM education program.
While this is a ten-year deal, the exact date of the 2022 race has not been confirmed. Miami will be the 11th location Formula 1 has chosen to race at in the United States in the 70+ years since the Championship started in 1950.
President and CEO of Formula 1, Stefano Domenicali, had this to say about the new deal:
“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 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.”