Miami Grand Prix gets FIA slot for next F1 season

Image copyright Miami Motor Speedway Image caption Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn is committed to racing in North America

The Miami Grand Prix has been added to the F1 calendar for 2022, just three weeks after they joined it last month.

Organisers say the city’s Circuit of the Americas will host the second race on the 2018 calendar.

The Miami race joins Austin and Monza at the front of the FIA’s final 24-race schedule.

F1 chief executive Chase Carey said: “We’re thrilled to make it even stronger. We believe it’s one of the best motorsport events in the world.”

The Miami event will be held on 27 May 2022.

The area around the Motor Speedway is one of the richest in the world and generates $21bn (£15.8bn) a year in tourism.

Mears Racing, the team that won the inaugural Miami GP in 2015, have already announced that they will be back.

This year’s Miami GP, which was held from 11-13 March, was a thrilling encounter as Lewis Hamilton ended his Mercedes’ 33-race winning streak by winning on his home track at the age of 33.

More details of the date changes will be announced this week.

Past races of the Miami GP

F1 is now the fourth major global motor sport organisation to have a race in Miami, following Formula 3000, NASCAR and MotoGP.

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