Conceived originally as an annual event, the Miami Grand Prix was just added to the Formula 1 global schedule for 2022.
Miami, FL – April 3, 2016: The Formula 1 season began this year with the Australian Grand Prix on March 25. Three weeks later, the U.S. Grand Prix will take place in Austin, Texas, on April 30. This spring weekend will be followed by the first weekend in May and then in September will see the U.S. race back home in the New York Circuit at Citi Field.
As was reported in September 2015, F1 has an exclusive engagement with a local promoter and therefore cannot be confirmed until one has been finalised. The U.S. Grand Prix and the Mercedes factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, have both been tentatively confirmed by United Promotions, but additional dates have not yet been announced.
The annual Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix is now confirmed for 2022, following a meeting between American Entertainment Company F1 Connect and American Grand Prix.
After failing to secure public funding for construction of the Grand Prix circuit, the promoter, United Promotions, has since worked closely with property developers CIM Group and New York & Company to determine the best location to build a Circuit.
With an average of 5.2 million tickets sold in 2016 alone, the Miami Grand Prix has a sizeable fanbase.
Marketing director, for the American Grand Prix, Rob Montemayor commented, “American Grand Prix is thrilled to welcome F1 to Miami for the Miami Grand Prix. We look forward to working with everyone involved to make this race as popular as any other on the Formula 1 calendar. 2017 may very well be the year we make history. Now let’s get moving!”