Formula 1 has announced that the sport will race in Miami in 2022, with a 10-year deal being signed for a grand prix to take place at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins.
Formula 1 is yet to specify where the race will fall in the 2022 calendar, but it said the track will be 5.41km-long and will consist of 19 corners.
“Formula 1 and the FIA will be liaising closely with the promoter, who is working to build a brand new track that will provide high speed straights, multiple overtaking opportunities and exciting racing while meeting the highest safety standards,” Formula 1 said in a statement on Sunday.
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali hailed the addition of Miami to the 2022 calendar and noted that the United States is an important growth market for the sport.
“We are thrilled to announce that Formula 1 will be racing in Miami beginning in 2022,” Domenicali said.
“The US 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 sensational racing but also leaves a positive and lasting contribution for the people in the local community.”