The Miami Grand Prix 2022 is scheduled to take place on 9th May at the International Miami Autodrome. This is the first time that the Miami GP is a part of the F1 calendar and currently is on a 10-year contract with the F1 World Championship
In this article, we will take a look at everything that you need to know regarding the Miami Grand Prix
5. The Grand Prix was planned to take place in 2021
A proposal was initially submitted to host the race in 2021 at the Hard Rock Stadium. The track then moved location from the downtown area to the area near the Hard Rock Stadium and its nearby parking lot. However, the race couldn’t make it to the 2021 calendar and was instead replaced by the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah.
4. The Miami Grand Prix will span over 57 laps
The Miami GP circuit is 5.410 km in length covering a total of 57 laps. It is designed in a way that local residents would not be disturbed by the race. The track is a permanent style circuit with temporary infrastructure such as barriers and fences which will be removed when there is no racing.
3. The Grand Prix will take place at the Miami International Autodrome – a temporary infrastructure
The circuit is located within the private Hard Rock stadium grounds and will not use any public streets located around the stadium. A few weeks before the race weekend, the circuit and its safety features will be assembled. After the race weekend, the circuit will be dismantled and the Hard Rock stadium facility will be converted back to normal.
2. The location for the Miami Grand Prix is a ‘first’ for F1
For the first time in F1’s long history, the championship will be hosted in a predominantly African-American community, in the city of Miami Gardens, a few miles north of Downtown Miami. It’s a city that is on the up and is renowned for its small businesses and impressive food scene, particularly its soul-food and Caribbean restaurants. With F1 coming to town it’s hoped that the business boom will continue, with 4,000 new jobs created for the community, according to the promoters, around 35,000 local hotel bookings and over US$400m in a positive economic impact on the city each year.
1. Miami is F1’s 11th different venue in the U.S.A
No country has had as many F1 host venues as the USA. The country held its first world championship round at Indianapolis in 1950, albeit under Indy 500 regulations, not F1.F1 has since visited Sebring (also in Florida), Riverside in California, Watkins Glen in upstate New York, Long Beach in California, Las Vegas in Nevada, Detroit in Michigan, Dallas in Texas, Phoenix in Arizona, Indianapolis again (on a road circuit), and finally Austin in Texas.
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