McLaren welcomes Miami Grand Prix with a GTA theme sponsor featuring Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris, as F1 declared the 2022 race.
Formula 1 on Sunday announced that the United States of America would be organizing two different races in 2022. One would be the ongoing race in Austin, and the other would be held in Miami from 2022 onwards.
F1 says the circuit will be 5.41km (3.36 miles) in length, have 19 corners, three straights and potential for three DRS overtaking zones. Hard Rock Stadium is the home ground of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and “will sit at the heart of the circuit”.
“We are thrilled to announce that Formula 1 will be racing in Miami beginning in 2022,” said Formula 1’s president and CEO, Stefano Domenicali.
“The US is a key growth market for us, and we are greatly encouraged by our growing reach in the US, which this exciting second race will further support.”
“We will be working closely with the team from Hard Rock Stadium and the FIA to ensure the circuit delivers sensational racing but also leaves a positive and lasting contribution for the people in the local community.”
“We are grateful to our fans, and the Miami Gardens elected officials and the local tourism industry for their patience and support throughout this process. We are looking forward to bringing the greatest racing spectacle on the planet to Miami for the first time in our sport’s history.”
McLaren welcomes Miami
Soon after the announcement, McLaren released a poster celebrating the inclusion of Miami in the calendar, as Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo’s faces are posed animatedly.
Miami, you ready? 🇺🇸
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) April 18, 2021
The photo was shared by McLaren on social media, with fans reacting to it in numbers. It is not known whether the race in Miami will replace a Grand Prix or the number of races in a year would be increased to 24.