ICYMI: Formula 1 Adds Miami to 2022 Calendar

Colin
By Colin Wood
Apr 19, 2021 | Formula 1, Miami Grand Prix

Featuring 19 corners and three straights over a roughly 3.3-mile-long circuit, the 2022 Miami Grand Prix will be the first Formula 1 race to take place in the Sunshine State since 1959.

No exact date has been released yet, though Formula 1 President Stefano Domenicali “expects the first race in a 10-year deal to take place in the second quarter of 2022.”

The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida—having already held six Super Bowls, two World Series and a number of concerts—will be the centerpiece of the 2022 Miami Grand Prix, with the planned circuit running around the grounds of the stadium.

Some 36 different layouts were proposed and simulated for potential race courses, with the winning layout said to have a “street circuit vibe, similar to Melbourne’s stunning Albert Park that hosts the Australian Grand Prix.” The course is mostly flat, save for some slight elevation changes between turns 13, 14, 15 and 16, with top speeds expected to reach 198 mph.

Domenicali points out that “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.”

The event is also expected to be a boost to the local economy, with organizers working with local businesses to allow them to be a part of the race weekend.

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wae
wae UberDork
4/19/21 10:47 a.m.

I'm not going to count on it until they've got a date and tickets are on sale.  Vietnam was also announced and "on the calendar" and there's still a lot of grousing by the locals down there.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/19/21 12:13 p.m.

So, basically, it's like a really cool autocross course. laugh

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia SuperDork
4/19/21 1:09 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

So, basically, it's like a really cool autocross course. laugh

at 198 MPH !

Tom1200
Tom1200 SuperDork
4/19/21 1:32 p.m.
wae said:

I'm not going to count on it until they've got a date and tickets are on sale.  Vietnam was also announced and "on the calendar" and there's still a lot of grousing by the locals down there.

I'm in the same boat..............I'm always skeptical of these things.

bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/19/21 1:54 p.m.

Come on....Needs to be the old ceasar's place course. Is this where we say F1 has jumped the shark? Or was that Baku? 

 

Well, At least murders are down 33% yoy so Miami Gardens isn't one of the most dangerous places in Florida anymore. 

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/19/21 2:13 p.m.

The comment about elevation changes was amusing.  It's Florida.  There are no elevation changes.  Except for the buildings.

wae
wae UberDork
4/19/21 2:33 p.m.
alfadriver said:

The comment about elevation changes was amusing.  It's Florida.  There are no elevation changes.  Except for the buildings.

I assumed they were talking about the curb cuts getting in and out of the parking lot.

stafford1500
stafford1500 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/19/21 2:39 p.m.

If anyone really screws up turns 11 or 14 or 16 they will end up on the Florida turnpike. They better have the sunpass attached to the cars...

 

There is an elementary school nearby too, that will make for difficult teaching during practices.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/19/21 2:41 p.m.

In reply to alfadriver :

Here's the exact description of the "elevation changes" from the release. I agree, it's pretty comical to talk about elevation changes in the context of southern Florida:

The main elevation change can be found between Turns 13 and 16, with the track heading over an exit ramp and under various flyovers across uneven ground. For example, the Turn 14-15 chicane has an uphill approach, with a crest in the middle of the chicane and then drops down on exit.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/19/21 2:42 p.m.
stafford1500 said:

If anyone really screws up turns 11 or 14 or 16 they will end up on the Florida turnpike. They better have the sunpass attached to the cars...

 

stafford1500
stafford1500 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/19/21 2:49 p.m.

The site we raced with the ChampCars in 2002 (Bayfront Park near downtown Miami) was not a bad location, but it would not be great for the F1 cars. They would not be able to stretch their legs and the concrete barriers make the car invisible to everyone at ground level.

Hopefully the site prep folks are coached about the GTP cars that ran on the streets in Miami in the 90'?. Need to weld those manhole covers down!

stafford1500
stafford1500 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/19/21 2:54 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

They were filming that the first year I was on the road. Friend of a friend... was part of the production team and set up their filming stuff in the pit box next to ours at the track in Chicago/Cicero, with the intent of getting some 'real' pit stop footage. We broke early and never really got a pitstop.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
4/19/21 3:54 p.m.

Supply enough cocaine and hookers and Bernie will come race at your place. It's amazing that it's taken them over 60 years to come back. 

350z247
350z247 Reader
4/20/21 6:27 p.m.

I'm still worried whiny neighbors will shut this down. Nothing scarier than a mildly inconvenienced Karen...

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
4/20/21 6:49 p.m.

When are we getting the GRM experience tickets?

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