The organizers of the Miami Grand Prix have announced the dates for the event’s inaugural season. The venue will join the FIA Formula 1 World Championship calendar from 2022 onwards.
The F1 Grand Prix will be staged on May 6-8, 2022, as confirmed by the organizers.
“We’ve worked hard to create a track with great racing and a venue with unparalleled fan experiences,” said Tom Garfinkel, Miami Grand Prix Managing Partner.
In mid-April, Garfinkel and Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali announced a 10-year agreement to host the race in Miami Gardens City, sited 16 miles north of Downtown Miami, Florida.
“There has been tremendous enthusiasm and anticipation for this event, and we’re happy to be able to announce the date so that people can start planning for it,” he added.
The Miami International Autodrome, currently under construction, sits within the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL team, the Miami Dolphins.
“The circuit construction is progressing in line with expectations, and now that we have our date confirmed with Formula 1, we can rapidly follow up with revealing more of the detail of the experience that will be enjoyed at the trackside, which will make this a truly stand-out addition to the calendar,” commented Miami Grand Prix CEO, Richard Cregan.
The 19-turn track spans 5.41km (3.36 miles), featuring three long straights and three potential DRS zones - reaching a 320 km/h (198.84 mph) top speed.
A series of entertainment experiences are also set to feature throughout the three-day racing weekend.
In that regard, Cregan remarked: “This location is already well known for creating unforgettable experiences for events like the Super Bowl and Miami Open. We look forward to embracing an entirely new global sporting occasion.
“There is no doubt in my mind that the Formula 1 community and the sport’s fanbase worldwide are going to be amazed by what they see next May.”
The Miami Grand Prix joins the United States GP held at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, becoming the second Formula One event to feature on American soil next year.
According to organizers, the construction project in Miami is 100 percent privately funded.