Miami Grand Prix moves forward as Formula 1 races return to U.S.

Formula 1 returned to Long Beach in Long Beach in January after a 20-year absence. In April, the U.S. debuts as a permanent home for the F1 series, which returns to Texas in April for the debut of Dimmitt Motorsports’ debut driver.

Now, a second U.S. home is entering the F1 fold.

The Miami Grand Prix will host its first race in June 2022. the City of Miami and the Miami-Dade County Convention Center have partnered with the Formula 1 Group, the principal owner of Formula 1, on what will be the fastest road course in the United States.

“The creation of an F1 street circuit in Miami is a marquee attraction for our region and builds on our momentum,” Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said in a statement. “We have embraced the region’s growing millennial and elite sports demographic, and we are thrilled to partner with this visionary entertainment company.”

The race will be staged in partnership with promoter Formula 1 GmbH.

“Miami is a hub for the growth of global sports with two of the world’s largest international facilities, Marlins Park and Hard Rock Stadium,” Anthony Attanasio, Formula 1 Group head of motor sport, said in a statement. “The city and county look forward to building on this momentum with a world-class event centered on a spectacular race course.”

The 27-mile course will begin in Miami Beach and pass in front of the Miami Beach Convention Center, ending at a new exhibition center scheduled to open in 2022. The Circuit of the Americas, which will host the first U.S. F1 race in 2021, is around 25 miles northwest of Miami.

Formula 1 will have only two U.S. stops on its calendar in 2022, with New Jersey’s Grand Prix in Paramus set for June 30 and Long Beach (Calif.) being staged for the June 1 race.

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