The Miami Grand Prix has become the fourth race on the Formula 1 World Championship schedule after driver Sebastian Vettel sealed the 2019 season title with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.
The Miami race, set for June 22, 2022, will take place three weeks before the 102nd annual Monaco Grand Prix at the circuit’s home street circuit of PortMiami. It will be the first time that Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull drivers have raced together in the same race since a collision between the three at the Hockenheimring in Germany last year.
“It’s a remarkable achievement for the city of Miami, for the state of Florida and for Formula 1,” Formula 1 commercial managing director Sean Bratches said in a statement on Monday. “It’s a showcase event for the entire region. We’re really looking forward to 2021.”
The new race joins Miami Beach’s December Grand Prix and a previously announced date of Sept. 9, 2019, as part of the Can-Am Le Mans Series. The Miami Grand Prix will not compete with the Grand Prix of America, which has exclusive rights to the 2021 Nurburgring race, and will not compete with the Formula E National Championship, which will move to Miami Beach in December 2021.
As the first road race in the United States, the Miami Grand Prix promises to feature high-octane competition that will rev up city traffic and draw from the most prestigious and competitive world champions in automotive racing.