The U.S. State of Florida will host its first Formula One Championship race, since 1959, on a new layout at the Hard Rock Stadium entertainment campus in Miami Gardens.
Formula One organisers confirmed that a Miami street race would grace the 2022 calendar, as part of a new ten-year deal back in April 2021.
The circuit will be 5.41km, featuring 19 corners, three straights, and the potential for three DRS zones, with an estimated top speed of 320km/h.
Plans for the new F1 battleground will see the Hard Rock Stadium sit at the heart of the track, which has been designed to allow for some nail-bitingly close racing while meeting the highest safety standards.
Speaking about the exciting announcement back in 2021, Stefano Domenicali, President & CEO of Formula 1 said:
“We are thrilled to announce that Formula 1 will be racing in Miami beginning in 2022.
“The USA 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 exciting racing but also leaves a positive and lasting contribution to 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.”
Tom Garfinkel, Vice-Chairman, President & CEO, Hard Rock Stadium, added:
“The Hard Rock Stadium entertainment campus in Miami Gardens exists to host the biggest global events to benefit the entire greater Miami region and Formula 1 racing is as big as it gets.
“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.
“I want to thank Formula 1 and the Miami Gardens and Miami Dade County elected officials for working to bring this hugely impactful event here for years to come.”