Grandstands at Miami International Autodrome


Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix progress Image: F1 Miami Grand Prix 2022

Grandstands at the Miami International Autodrome will be built up imminently, as per the Miami Grand Prix (US) social media accounts.

The ‘planetF1’ stated that after overcoming prolonged opposition from local residents, the Miami Grand Prix finally made its way onto the Formula 1 calendar, with the event set to make its debut in 2022 to start a 10-year deal.

The Miami International Autodrome is a planned purpose-built temporary circuit around the Hard Rock Stadium and its private facilities in the Miami suburb of Miami Gardens, Florida (US). The track is due to be 3.36 mi long and feature 19 corners with an anticipated average speed of around 139 mph. It broke ground in 2021.

The Miami Grand Prix is a planned Formula One Grand Prix due to form part of the 2022 Formula One World Championship, with the event taking place at the Miami International Autodrome on a 10-year contract.

The newly built Miami International Autodrome, which will stage the event, is being constructed around the Hard Rock Stadium.

The 65,326-capacity Hard Rock Stadium is a multipurpose stadium located in Miami Gardens, Florida (US), a City North of Miami. It is the home stadium of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). The Hard Rock Stadium also plays host to the Miami Hurricanes football team.

The ‘planetF1’ further stated that work then is well underway, and pictures have now been released showing the sites for grandstands that will be built at the Miami International Autodrome.

Getting a brand new venue ready for the current year is hard enough, but Miami’s schedule is even tighter considering the first Miami Grand Prix will be held on May 8th, making it Round 5 of the season.

In fact, Miami Grand Prix Managing Partner Tom Garfinkel previously revealed exactly how stretched for time they are to get the venue ready – “We started work in May and construction is on in full swing. Building a race track is not as banal as it sounds. A lot of preparatory work such as the underlay of the track and the drainage system are necessary. But we are well on schedule. The last layer of asphalt is to be applied 45 days before the race.”

The spectator demand for the first-ever Miami Grand Prix was extraordinary, with pre-sale tickets selling out in just 40 minutes, despite three-day tickets ranging from £500-£2000.

Holding a second Grands Prix in the United States forms part of Formula 1’s ambitions to expand the calendar in both existing and new markets.

As well as this second United States-based race, holding two races in China is also being discussed, though the traditional Chinese Grand Prix has not been on the calendar since 2019.

There are also plans to return to South Africa, while F1 President Stefano Domenicali has also mentioned South Korea as another market of interest for Formula 1.

Formula 1 was set to race in Vietnam for the first time in 2020, but the Vietnam Grand Prix did not take place as scheduled due to the global pandemic, while the 2021 plans also fell through following the arrest of Hanoi People’s Committee Chairman Nguyễn Đức Chung on corruption charges unrelated to the Grand Prix.

The Vietnam Grand Prix was not included in the 2022 calendar.

Formula One (also known as Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of international racing for open-wheel single-seater formula racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The World Drivers’ Championship, which became the FIA Formula One World Championship in 1981, has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950. The word formula in the name refers to the set of rules to which all participants’ cars must conform. A Formula One season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, which take place worldwide on both purpose-built circuits and closed public roads.

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