The Miami International Autodrome is a purpose-built temporary circuit around Hard Rock Stadium and its private facilities in the Miami suburb of Miami Gardens, Florida. The track is 3.363 mi (5.412 km) long and features 19 corners with an anticipated average speed of around 139 mph (223 km/h). The track was designed and delivered by Formula One track designers, Apex Circuit Design, for the Miami Grand Prix, which was added to the Formula One calendar for the 2022 World Championship.[2][3][4][5]

History

The track had been proposed as early as October 2019 with an initial design at the venue, with up to 75 circuit designs having been considered, and 36 being simulated.[2][6] The stadium's owner, Stephen Ross, had been attempting to attract Formula One for several years before the initial design was published.[7] Organizers for the Grand Prix at Hard Rock Stadium had an agreement in principle to host a race from 2021, but this was delayed.[8][9] Miami Gardens commissioners had initially voted against the track's creation, but this was reversed on April 14, 2021.[10] On September 2, 2021, the track was officially named as the "Miami International Autodrome".[11]

Circuit

This circuit, which is on the private grounds of Hard Rock Stadium, uses new and existing roads within. The new permanent asphalt pathways of the circuit are integrated into the Hard Rock Stadium parking areas. The circuit is a temporary-type circuit, and does not use any public streets that are located around Hard Rock Stadium, though it does cross public roads. Each year and a few weeks before the race weekend, the circuit and its safety features are assembled just for the race weekend. After the race weekend, the circuit is dismantled and Hard Rock Stadium grounds are converted back to normal.[12]

Lap records

The official race lap records at the Miami International Autodrome are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Event
Grand Prix Circuit: 3.363 miles (5.412 km) (2022)
Formula One 1:31.361 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RB18 2022 Miami Grand Prix
W Series 1:56.406[13] Abbi Pulling Tatuus F.3 T-318 2022 Miami W Series round
Porsche Carrera Cup 2:00.925[14] Sebastian Carazo Porsche 911 (992) GT3 Cup 2022 Miami Porsche Sprint Challenge North America round

References

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  2. ^ a b "Miami GP: Everything you need to know about F1's newest race – including how the track was designed". Formula1.com. Retrieved April 18, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Miami Grand Prix to join F1 calendar in 2022, with exciting new circuit planned". Formula1.com. Retrieved April 18, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Benson, Andrew (April 18, 2021). "Miami to hold first Grand Prix in 2022". BBC Sport. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "Miami Grand Prix joins F1 calendar for 2022 season". Autosport.com. April 18, 2021. Retrieved April 18, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Changes made to proposed Miami Grand Prix track layout". Formula1.com. January 21, 2020. Retrieved April 18, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "F1: New car park track proposed for 2021 Miami Grand Prix". RaceFans. October 4, 2019. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  8. ^ "Hard Rock Stadium set to host F1 race | PanStadia & Arena Management". psam.uk.com. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  9. ^ "Formula 1, Hard Rock Stadium reach preliminary agreement to host race in 2021". Formula1.com. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  10. ^ "Miami Gardens commissioners pass resolution to bring incentives to city as Hard Rock Stadium prepares to host F1". WSVN-TV. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  11. ^ "Miami F1 circuit to be called Miami International Autodrome". RACER.com. September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  12. ^ "Formula One Miami Grand Prix: 6 wild things you need to know about the big race". May 8, 2022. Retrieved November 20, 2022.
  13. ^ "2022 Miami W Series Race 2 Statistics". Retrieved May 8, 2022.
  14. ^ "2022 Porsche Sprint Challenge North America Miami Race 1 Provisional Classification after 17 Laps - 91.846 km". Retrieved May 9, 2022.