ON THE TRACK: F1 growing in the Americas
F1 adds a second venue in Miami Gardens
Organizers of the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix have confirmed that their first event will be held on May 6-8 2022. As with all rounds of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the action will be split across all three days, with Practice on Friday, Qualifying on Saturday and the Grand Prix on Sunday, together with a host of other action and entertainment throughout the weekend.
“We’ve worked hard to create a track with great racing and a venue with unparalleled fan experiences,” said Tom Garfinkel, Miami Grand Prix Managing Partner. “There has been tremendous enthusiasm and anticipation for this event, and we’re happy to be able to announce the date so that people can start planning for it.”
Construction of the Miami International Autodrome within the Hard Rock Stadium campus has continued since the laying of super-smooth racing asphalt was completed. In the coming weeks, the innovative range of ticketing and hospitality options available to savor the occasion will be unveiled in what organizers believe will be another new landmark for F1® and Miami. “There is no doubt in my mind that the Formula 1® community and the sport’s fanbase worldwide are going to be amazed by what they see next May,” said.
"We love having a motorsports media property in the region with IN FOCUS TV and AutoFOCUS WORLD so the news of an F1 actually coming to our area is compelling said Tony Lesesne of Lesesne Media Group Entertainment, producers of "On The Track" and AutoFOCUS WORLD. He added "we've been watching carefully at the developments that have evolved over the past year" "We've reached out to F1 to explore ways to expose multi-cultural audiences to the sport to develop future fans.
“The circuit construction is progressing in line with expectations, and now that we have our date confirmed with Formula 1®, we can rapidly follow up with revealing more of the detail of the experience that will be enjoyed at the trackside which will make this a truly stand-out addition to the calendar. This location is already well known for creating unforgettable experiences for events like the Super Bowl and Miami Open. We look forward to embracing an entirely new global sporting occasion.”
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