F1 Miami GP to join calendar from 2022 in 10year deal
F1 F1 calendar Miami in join deal 2022 from 10-year to GP
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MIAMI (AP) — There will be two Formula One races in the United States next year with the new Miami Grand Prix added to the calendar from 2022
MyWabashValley.comMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during qualifying practice for Sunday’s Emilia Romagna Formula One Grand Prix, at the Imola track, Italy, Saturday, April 17, 2021.
(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)MIAMI (AP) — There will be two Formula One races in the United States next year with the new Miami Grand Prix added to the calendar from 2022.Next year’s race will be the first in a 10-year deal and is in addition to the existing grand prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.“We are thrilled to announce that Formula 1 will be racing in Miami beginning in 2022,” F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali said on Sunday.“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.”The exact date of the race has yet to be confirmed but Domenicali said it would be in the “second quarter of next year.”It will be the first ever F1 race in Miami and the first in Florida since 1959.
It will take place at a new circuit in the Hard Rock Stadium complex in Miami Gardens, home to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.Dolphins owner Stephen Ross made his stadium a multi-sport venue.
The home of the Dolphins, University of Miami and Orange Bowl has been the site of Super Bowls and college national championship football games.
It also hosts soccer, and in 2019 became the home of the Miami Open tennis tournament.Ross had sought a Formula One race in Miami for nearly three years.The circuit itself will be 5.41 kilometers (3.36 miles) long and will feature 19 corners and three straights, with an estimated top speed of 320 kph (199 mph).
Hard Rock Stadium will sit at the heart of the track.“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,” said Tom Garfinkel, vice-Chairman, president and CEO of Hard Rock Stadium.
“When we looked at the Hard Rock site we basically had a blank sheet paper to work (on) with designers, to work with Formula One, to put together a race track that is dynamic.”Miami will be the 11th location in the US to host an F1 race since the championship began in 1950.
There have been grands prix in Indianapolis, Sebring, Riverside, Watkins Glen, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas and Phoenix as well as Austin.However, there is not yet an American driver to help the future development of F1 in the U.S.
as it competes against NASCAR and IndyCar.“Obviously that’s helpful, I don’t think it’s critical (to have an American driver),” Garfinkel said.
“These cars, the technology, the racing itself.
I think there’s no better form of racing in the world and we’re thrilled to bring that to Miami.Garfinkel hopes that seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton is there to enjoy the experience.
His Mercedes contract runs out at the end of this year and he has not yet committed to staying in F1.“Lewis Hamilton is one of the greatest racing drivers who ever lived, so obviously we’d love to have him racing in Miami,” Garfinkel said.___More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/hub/auto-racing and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.
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He will now be replaced by right-hander Paolo Espino after the Nationals selected his contract.
It is the fourth career start for the 34-year-old Espino.IMOLA, Italy (AP) — Max Verstappen won a dramatic Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday after world champion Lewis Hamilton hit a wall in a race that was also temporarily suspended following a separate incident involving Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.The 23-year-old Verstappen led for the majority of the race on the wet Imola track and the Red Bull driver beat Hamilton by 22 seconds for the 11th win of his career.NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce had seen enough.
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Formula One cars will race in Miami next year after the sport announced a 10-year deal to host a Miami Grand Prix starting in 2022
A new circuit is coming to Formula 1 in 2022, watch a preview of the Miami Grand Prix.
(1:00)Formula One cars will race in Miami next year after the sport announced a 10-year deal to host a Miami Grand Prix, starting in 2022.The long-awaited race will take place on a new 3.36-mile track that loops around Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins.The circuit will have 19 corners and three long straights, with cars expected to hit top speeds of 198 mph.The exact date of the race will be determined at a later time, but F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali confirmed the event would be held in the second quarter of the year, ahead of the summer break in August.This means F1 will avoid back-to-back races in the U.S.
by keeping the Miami Grand Prix separate from the U.S.
Grand Prix, traditionally held in the final quarter of the season at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas.
This year’s Austin race takes place on Oct.
24.”We will keep them separate, in order to give the right space for both,” Domenicali said on Sunday.
“This is really crucial.”F1 has been working on bringing a race to Miami for a number of years and originally hoped to race around the Biscayne Bay and Bayfront Park area as early as 2019 before local opposition blocked the idea.Working alongside the owner of the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, F1 then targeted a race on the land around the Hard Rock Stadium, but still faced opposition from local residents and politicians.City councilors finally voted in favor of the idea on Thursday after a benefits package for Miami Gardens was included as part of the deal.An allotment of discounted tickets will be set aside for Miami Gardens residents and a $5 million support programme for local businesses and the community has been agreed, including a STEM education programme for local schools.In addition, as part of a memorandum of understanding between the race promoter and the city, it was agreed that “no portion of the proposed track shall utilize northwest 199th Street or N.W.
27th Avenue, and that no race shall start prior to 2:30 p.m.
(ET) on a school day” as well as ensuring no session starts after sunset.Miami will become the 11th venue to host a Formula One race in the United States and is expected to join the existing U.S.
Grand Prix on the 2022 schedule, assuming the race in Austin renews its contract as expected for next year.”We are thrilled to announce that Formula One will be racing in Miami beginning in 2022,” Domenicali said.
is a key growth market for us, and we are greatly encouraged by our growing reach in the U.S.
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 sensational racing but also leaves a positive and lasting contribution for the people in the local community.”Tom Garfinkel, the managing partner of the Miami Grand Prix, 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 One racing is as big as it gets.”We have worked with specialist designers to create a racetrack that we, Formula One 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.”.
– April 18, 2021