Formula 1 has confirmed its future home in Miami for the first time.
The event, which will be the 17th grand prix on the F1 calendar in 2022, will run at the new Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in a three-year deal with Visit Florida, a leading destination marketing organisation for the state.
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The start date for the race remains to be confirmed but it is believed to have been set for 24 March, which is the same weekend as the California grand prix in 2019. The inaugural grand prix in Daytona Beach, Florida was held on a Wednesday in 2008.
The Miami race has long been held on the outskirts of town and the location is close to the airport, which will make bringing F1 cars and crews more practical for the teams. The drivers will not be allowed to enjoy the beachfront on race day but it is understood that they could access Miami from F1’s Miami base in North Miami Beach.
Roger Penske, whose team will be involved in the race, said: “We are extremely pleased to bring our US grand prix to the most dynamic and vibrant location in the country, Miami.
“Tourism is a cornerstone of this marketplace, and we look forward to working with Visit Florida and our global partners to expand the global community of racing enthusiasts who crave the authentic driving experience at our venue.”
• The headline on this article was amended on 7 September 2018. The quote was originally given as “We are extremely pleased to bring our US grand prix to the most dynamic and vibrant location in the country”. This has been corrected to “We are extremely pleased to bring our US grand prix to the most dynamic and vibrant location in the country”.