F1 to headline Hard Rock Stadium as 10-year deal to host race is agreed

Formula One is heading to Miami after a ten-year deal to host a round of the World Championship has been agreed.

Set around the iconic Hard Rock Stadium, Formula One will be headlining events there from 2022, with this to be the first race in Florida since 1959 and will be the 11th different location for a race in the United States.

This will mean that the United States of America will host two rounds of the F1 World Championship with the United States Grand Prix still taking place at the Circuit of the Americas.

The circuit is 5.41km long and will have 19 corners, 3 straights and the ability to have three DRS zones. Top speeds have been estimated at 320km/h.

The track will be have a permanent feel despite it being a temporary track, similar to that of Albert Park that is the host of the Australian Grand Prix.

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.”