Formula 1 has been hoping to race in Miami since at least 2018. Today, those hopes have finally materialized into plans for an event.
The race has been approved to join the calendar starting in 2022, the first race in what F1 claims will be a 10-year deal. As rumored in 2019, the race will be run in a parking lot circuit built around the Miami Dolphins home grounds at Hard Rock Stadium. The Miami event joins a grand tradition of temporary racing venues in parking lots, following in the blueprint of IndyCar’s short-lived Grand Prix of Houston and Formula 1’s even shorter-lived Caesar’s Palace Grand Prix.
The layout is highlighted by a long, sweeping front straightaway and a shorter, more straightforward back straight. The parking lot venue means that the circuit will not feature the sights and sounds that highlight the world’s best temporary racing tracks, but the relatively open surface also means that F1 and Liberty Media have been able to build a layout that includes more technical, sweeping corners and fewer abrupt corners with sharp right angles. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.