French Champére d’Alsace to be Championship Moving to Miami in 2022, helping organisers to Expand the European Race Circuit
The Miami Grand Prix has been awarded a three-year contract by Formula 1 to replace the Barcelona-Catalunya event beginning in 2022. The race in Mexico City will become its fourth race in the same period.
In its five year history Miami’s downtown area has become a hotspot for car racing. The grid turned out in full force in 2016 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Brazilian Grand Prix and we will welcome two Indy 500 qualifying races from 2020 onward. Due to its proximity to the on-going restoration of the Orange Bowl, the event is an ideal catalyst for economic growth and job creation in the city and the county.
With a track length of only 7.5km Miami is a significant short cut of driving distance for as many spectators as possible. Our race unites motorsport and business, enhancing Miami and South Florida as a destination for American motorsport, and for our visitors from around the world.
The Miami Grand Prix set up a local team of experts in business development and support to help bring the event to Miami and help to build interest from existing and new sponsors. We have partnered with the talent management agency Independent Agency Network and, further, will be introducing a panel of noted investors at a series of roadshow marketing workshops over the next few months. The same type of attraction will be brought to the keynote speaker meetings, where serious investment is expected.
Some have called it “the Holy Grail of motor sport.” Others have been less complimentary about the potential of an American Grand Prix in Miami but there can be no doubt that the investment will be huge in both the years to come. In 2020, already, some of the most famous and influential brands in the world have expressed their desire to be part of the renewal of Miami’s status as a sporting capital. The real challenge for us, though, is in achieving its success and delivering on its promise.
The Formula 1 Championship will be coming to Miami in 2022. Race organisers are now reaching out to teams and their representatives from within the sport to get more details about the financial and logistical implications of the development and to outline the opportunity for partnership.