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Miami Grand Prix F1 new circuit

The inaugural edition of the Miami Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on 6th to 8th May

The Miami Grand Prix 2024 is scheduled to take place this weekend at the International Miami Autodrome. This is the first time that the Miami GP is a part of the F1 calendar and is on a 10-year contract with the F1 World Championship from this season onwards.

A proposal was initially submitted to host the race in 2021 at the Hard Rock Stadium. The track then moved location from the downtown area to the area near the Hard Rock Stadium and its nearby parking lot. However, the race couldn’t make it to the 2021 calendar and was instead replaced by the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah.

The Miami GP circuit is 5.410 km in length covering a total of 57 laps. It is designed in a way that residents would not be disturbed by the race. The track is a permanent-style circuit with temporary infrastructures such as barriers and fences. They will be removed when there is no racing.

The circuit is located within the private Hard Rock stadium grounds and will not use any public streets located around the stadium. Few weeks before the race weekend, the circuit and it’s safety features will be assembled. After the race weekend, the circuit will be dismantled and the Hard Rock stadium facility will be converted back to normal.

Miami is F1’s 11th different venue in the U.S.A

No country has had as many F1 host venues as the USA. The country held its first world championship round at Indianapolis in 1950, albeit under Indy 500 regulations, not F1.F1 has since visited Sebring (also in Florida), Riverside in California, Watkins Glen in upstate New York. It has also been to Long Beach in California, Las Vegas in Nevada, Detroit in Michigan, Dallas in Texas, Phoenix in Arizona, Indianapolis again (on a road circuit), and finally Austin in Texas.

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With F1 coming to town, businesses will continue to boom in Miami. 4,000 new jobs were created for the community, according to the promoters. And around 35,000 local hotel bookings, and over US$400m in a positive economic impact on the city each year.

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