For the first time since 1959, Formula 1 returns to Florida, for a brand new event, the Miami Grand Prix.
Miami is considered the jewel of the “Sunshine State,” with its Latin-American cultural influences, a thriving artistic scene, beaches and nightlife, not forgetting sport of course. The city hosts the Miami Open Tennis tournament, the National Football League, as well as NASCAR and Indycar races. And now the stage is set for Formula 1.
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Miami International Autodrome is the venue for the Grand Prix, just a few kilometres from Downtown. The United States thus holds the record for the most cities to have hosted a Formula 1 Grand Prix, with Miami being the eleventh.
The street circuit runs around the famous Hard Rock Stadium, home to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. The promoter came up with 36 different possible layouts before arriving at the definitive version. All the hard work over several years has produced a track that is fast and spectacular, with three long straights each with a DRS zone, where speeds are expected to reach 320 km/h.
The Miami Grand Prix looks like being a great addition to the calendar, bringing together sport and entertainment and it takes place on 8 May 2022.