From season 2022, the Formula 1 world championship will see the arrival of a second race in the United States. Indeed, in addition to Austin (Texas) which has hosted the discipline since 2012, the F1 caravan will stopover in Miami (Florida). After several years of uncertainty, the project long initiated by Liberty Media, owner of F1, has come to fruition.
The new Florida circuit was built within the complex of Hard Rock Stadium, housing the American football and baseball enclosure located in Miami Gardens, in the northern suburbs of the city. Unlike most of the other tracks recently introduced in F1, it does not carry the pencil stroke of German architect Hermann Tilke. It is the work of society Apex Circuit Design, known for having notably created the Dubai circuit and the urban layout of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
19 turns up to 320 km / h between the walls
A week after the officialization of its introduction to the 2022 calendar, the future Miami Grand Prix unveils the first data of its circuit, 5.41 km long. It comprises 19 turns for an expected average speed of nearly 225 km / h and a estimated top speed of 320 km / h. The publication of a first on-board lap video shows that the lap time would be around 1 minute and 35 seconds.
Modeled through video game Race trim, this on-board tour sequence offers the possibility of discovering the pilot’s point of view. The Miami route, obviously bordered by walls and bitumen clearance areas, may not delight fans of authentic routes. As such, it represents a mix of the current circuits of Sochi in Russia, Baku in Azerbaijan and Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. To make up your own mind, go below to see this on-board tour video.
Welcome to Miami 😎🌴
Jump onboard for a virtual lap of the sun-soaked circuit that will play host to @ f1miami in 2022! 🎥
– Formula 1 (@ F1) April 22, 2021
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