The Miami Grand Prix will join the Formula 1 calendar in 2022, it was announced today.
The race will start in 2018, the first time Formula 1 will have begun on South Florida’s Atlantic coastline. The race follows an announcement from the Grand Prix Association of the United States in May that the race would move to Miami, making Miami its home for the first time. The race will eventually take place every year but Miami’s first event is set for June 9, 2022.
Miami’s move to the grand prix schedule may seem especially fitting for those who have followed Mercedes owner and avid Miami Dolphins fan, Toto Wolff. In October, Wolff posted a picture of himself on Instagram of himself sitting in a Mercedes S600 around Miami’s Miami Beach as he got ready to start the qualifying round of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.
Later in the day, Wolff posted another picture on Instagram that captured a young child watching the F1 on TV, commenting “Toto in all his glory at Miami Beach tonight. The colors in this year’s Mercedes GLC . . . it’s red! 😻😻👑 #motorsport #motorsportamerica.”
Formula 1 took a much greater interest in the United States in 2017, as Hamilton and Vettel delivered the first F1 double world champion ever in the U.S. in Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.
“It’s great to have another race to add to our season,” says Christian Horner, F1’s Red Bull team boss, who called the Miami race the “perfect fit” for F1. “As seen this weekend, the Circuit of the Americas is one of the greatest venues in world racing and we’re sure it will be a great race day for Formula 1 fans next year.”
The announcement was made today during the Miami Grand Prix Monaco at Barreto Beach. Nicknamed “the raciest race in Miami,” the race will occur in both Atlantic and Bay times zones, at noon on the west and east coast. In the scheduled race, there will be local race attire that will include very colorful pants.
Read the full story at the New York Times.
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