After much speculation over additional tracks joining the F1 calendar, Formula 1 has, just moments ago, announced that Miami will join the calendar for the 2022 season. The Miami Grand Prix will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, with the Dolphins home stadium sitting at the heart of the circuit.
The Miami Grand Prix will join the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship under a ten year deal.
The circuit itself will be 5.41km long and will have: 19 corners, 3 straights and the potential for 3 DRS zones. The estimated top speed will also be around 320km/h.
Having a look at the circuit, it seems to offer a varying mix of long straights between turns 8 to 11, and 16 to 17, and plenty of nifty corners at turns 1 to 7 and from 11 through to 16.
Since the F1 World Championship began in 1950, there have been 10 different locations in the USA (Riverside, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix, Indianapolis and Circuit of the Americas in Austin), with Miami becoming the 11th.
President and CEO of Formula 1 said that:
“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.”
This is not surprising as the Formula 1 has been attempting to gain control of the American market as it remains one of the top five markets with the highest reach for formula 1.
Managing Partner of the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix added that:
“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.”
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