F1 confirms racing in Miami in 2022
Formula 1 cars will race in Miami next year after announcing a ten-year deal to host the Miami Grand Prix, starting in 2022. The long-awaited race will take place on a new 5,408-kilometer circuit around Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphin.
The circuit will feature 19 corners and three long tracks, and the cars are expected to reach top speeds of 320 km / h. The exact date of the race will be decided at a later time.
F1 has been running a race in Miami for several years and initially hopes to race around Biscayne Bay and Bayfront Park early in 2019, before local opposition blocks the idea. Working alongside the Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, Formula One has targeted a stadium around the Hard Rock Stadium, but it still faces opposition from residents and local politicians.
City councilors finally voted in favor of the idea Thursday, with a host of benefits for Miami parks included in the deal. A portion of the discount tickets for residents of Miami parks and a $ 5 million support program for local businesses will be reserved for the community, including a science, technology, engineering and mathematics education program for local schools.
Moreover, as part of a memorandum of understanding between the race promoter and the city, it was agreed that “no part of the proposed route will use Northwest 199th Street or NW 27th Avenue, and that the race will not start before 2:30 pm (ET) on a school day. No session will begin after sunset.
Miami will become the 11th venue to host Formula 1 in the United States and is expected to join the current US Grand Prix in the 2022 schedule, assuming the race in Austin renews its contract as scheduled next year.
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“We are pleased to announce that Formula 1 racing will be held in Miami from 2022.”Stefano Domenicali, CEO of F1 said. “The United States is a major growth market for us, and we are greatly encouraged by our increased presence in the United States, which will be supported by this second even more exciting race.”
“We will work closely with the Hard Rock Stadium team and the FIA to ensure that the circuit offers exciting races, but also makes a positive and lasting contribution to members of the local community.”
Tom Garfinkel, Assistant Director of the Miami Grand Prix, added: “The Recreational Campus is located at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens to host the biggest events in the world for the whole Miami area and Formula 1 is as big as it gets. We worked with professional designers to create a race track that we, Formula 1 and the FIA, offer great racing and hope to create Unique experiences for audiences that reflect the diverse and dynamic nature of Miami. “
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