Formula 1 Grand Prix arrives in Miami in spring 2022 – Robb Report

As Will Smith’s choristers cooed in 1997, “Bienvenidos a Miami.”

The 2021 Formula 1 season may be barely halfway through, but planning for next year is already well under way. And one of the most important days of the upcoming calendar will be the first-ever championship race in Miami.

Months after announcing that there would finally be a Miami Grand Prix, Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali confirmed that barring further complications from the pandemic, the race will take place next May, according to Planet F1. The race will be one of two staged in the United States next year, with the United States Grand Prix staged in Austin, Texas, and the first staged in Sunshine State since 1959.

“We can confirm that the highly anticipated Miami Grand Prix will take place in the first half of May and that demand for tickets is high, although sales have not officially started,” the executive said at a recent appeal to investors.

The latest addition to the Formula 1 calendar will not be a one-time event. Formula 1 has concluded a 10-year contract with the race organizers, the organization announced in April. The race will take place on a brand new semi-permanent course built on the site of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, home of the NFL Miami Dolphins. The circuit will cover 3.36 miles, have nice curves and top speeds are expected to be in the 200 mph zone, according to the race organizers.

Although the full 2022 Formula 1 racing schedule will not be released until fall, it is believed that the Miami Grand Prix will take place in the same month as the competition’s gem, the Monaco Grand Prix. For now, it’s also unclear whether the new race will be just an addition to the calendar or if it will supplant an existing race like the Turkish, Japanese or Brazilian Grands Prix, all of which could be candidates for a replacement, according to Planet F1. .

Either way, Miami will only be the 11th place to host a Formula 1 race in the United States. Along with Austin, other places include Indianapolis; Sebring, Fla. (Which hosted the state’s only other F1 race in 1959), Riverside, Calif .; Watkins Glen, New York; Long Beach, California; Las Vegas; Detroit; Dallas and Phoenix.

Even if the competition decides to leave Austin after next season, when his contract expires, American Formula 1 fans won’t have to worry about leaving the country for races for years to come.