Miami Grand Prix organisers have confirmed the name of its circuit which is scheduled to make its Formula One debut next year. After having to overcome local opposition to gain a spot on the 2022 Formula 1 calendar a few months ago, and several other delays, construction is now well underway on the 19-turn 5.41km track that is to be known as the Miami International Autodrome.
The circuit, that is expected to host a Formula One Grand Prix next year in May, is based around the Hard Rock Stadium campus which is also home to the Miami Dolphins American football team.
The track itself will be 5.41km, and will feature 19 corners, three straights and potential for three DRS zones, with an estimated top speed of 320km/h. Hard Rock Stadium – a multi-purpose sports and entertainment hub which has hosted six Super Bowls, two Baseball World Series and numerous rock concerts – will sit at the heart of the track, which has been designed to encourage close racing while meeting the highest safety standards.
Tom Garfinkel, the event’s managing partner, stated:
“I am happy to reveal that the official name of our circuit is the Miami International Autodrome. We have worked hard to create a circuit that has great racing and multiple passing opportunities. In addition, we are working to innovate fan experiences across the Hard Rock Stadium sports and entertainment campus in Miami Gardens, experiences that reflect how Miami has become an international curator of culture across food, art, fashion, music, and sports.” – he explained.
The 2022 race heralds the start of a 10-year contract for the event that becomes the second for the United States on the calendar alongside the United States Grand Prix in Austin.