The Hard Rock Stadium complex, which is home to the Miami Dolphins NFL team, will be transformed into a 3.36-mile track for the Grand Prix, which will be the second race held in the United States, alongside the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. The track is expected to have 19 corners, three straights, and potential speeds of up to 320 km/h, making it a challenging course for the drivers.
The Miami Grand Prix has been in the works for several years, with the initial plan to hold the race in 2019. However, the event faced opposition from local residents and politicians who raised concerns about noise, pollution, and disruption to the community. After several modifications to the original proposal, including moving the track away from residential areas, the event has now been given the green light by the Miami-Dade County Commission.
The Miami Grand Prix is expected to bring a significant economic boost to the city, with estimates suggesting it could generate up to $400 million in revenue and create around 35,000 jobs. The event is also likely to attract a large international audience, with Formula 1 fans from around the world expected to travel to Miami to watch the race.
The Miami Grand Prix is just one of several new events that Formula 1 is planning to add to its calendar in the coming years, as the sport looks to expand its global reach and attract new fans. Other new races on the horizon include the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and the Dutch Grand Prix, both of which are set to take place in 2021.