Miami Grand Prix

The Miami Grand Prix is a Formula One Grand Prix which forms part of the 2022 Formula One World Championship, with the event taking place at the Miami International Autodrome on a ten-year contract.

Miami Grand Prix
Miami International Autodrome
Hard Rock Stadium Circuit 2022.svg
Race information
Number of times held1
First held2022
Most wins (drivers)Netherlands Max Verstappen (1)
Most wins (constructors)Austria Red Bull Racing (1)
Circuit length5.412 km (3.363 miles)
Race length308.326 km (191.585 miles)
Laps57
Last race (2022)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

HistoryEdit

In 2018, a proposal for the Miami Grand Prix as a round of the Formula One World Championship was submitted to the city of Miami, with 2019 proposed as the first date for the race and its location around PortMiami.[1] After complications arose due to PortMiami's construction and development plans, a proposal was submitted for a 2021 race at Hard Rock Stadium.[2] The track then moved locations from the downtown area to the area near Hard Rock Stadium and its nearby parking lots. The race did not make it to the 2021 calendar, which saw the debut of a street circuit in Jeddah for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and was announced in April 2021 for the 2022 calendar.[3] The event was a part of the 2022 Formula One World Championship, with the race taking place at the Miami International Autodrome on a ten-year contract.[4][5][6] The inaugural Miami Grand Prix took place on May 8, 2022.[7]

CircuitEdit

The circuit, designed and delivered by Formula One track designers Apex Circuit Design, was purpose built for the event, with several potential track designs proposed and tested.[8] Stephen M. Ross, owner of the stadium, had been trying to bring about the Miami Grand Prix for several years before being successful. The circuit layout is designed in a way that local residents would not be disrupted by the races. The track is a permanent style circuit with temporary infrastructure, such as barriers and fences, which will be removed when there is no racing.[9] As of April 2022, ahead of its debut in May 2022, the track was reported to be 95% complete.[10]

WinnersEdit

By yearEdit

All Miami Grands Prix were held at the Miami International Autodrome.

Year Driver Constructor Report
2022   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
Source:[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cooper, Adam (May 4, 2018). "First images of proposed Miami Formula 1 circuit layout revealed". Autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Agreement in principle reached to host the first-ever Miami Grand Prix". Formula1.com. October 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Haldenby, Nicky (April 18, 2021). "Miami Grand Prix to join F1 calendar in 2022". F1Destinations.com. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  4. ^ "Miami Grand Prix to join F1 calendar in 2022, with exciting new circuit planned". Formula1.com. April 18, 2021. Retrieved April 18, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Miami to hold first Grand Prix in 2022". BBC Sport. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  6. ^ "Miami Grand Prix joins F1 calendar for 2022 season". Autosport.com. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  7. ^ "Formula 1 announces 23-race calendar for 2022". Formula1.com. October 15, 2021. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  8. ^ "Miami GP: Everything you need to know about F1's newest race – including how the track was designed". Formula1.com. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  9. ^ "F1: New car park track proposed for 2021 Miami Grand Prix". RaceFans. October 4, 2019. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  10. ^ "Miami F1 track '95% complete' ahead of first race next month". RaceFans. April 19, 2022. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  11. ^ "Miami – Wins". StatsF1. Retrieved May 10, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)