Miami Grand Prix scheduled for May date in 2022

Miami grand prix A general view asset of Hard Rock Stadium. (Miami Dolphins)

The first Miami Grand Prix, the first Formula 1 race in the Florida city, will be held on May 8, 2022, at a new track named the Miami International Autodrome built around Hard Rock Stadium.

It will be the first of two United States-based races on the 2022 F1 schedule, along with the existing race at the Circuit of the Americas near Austin.

“We’ve worked hard to create a track with great racing and a venue with unparalleled fan experiences,” Tom Garfinkel, Miami Grand Prix managing partner, said in a statement on Thursday. “We’re happy to be able to announce the date so that people can start planning for it.”

The full F1 calendar for next season is expected to be confirmed next month with a record 23 races scheduled for 2022.

F1 said in April that a 10-year agreement was in place for the Miami race. The city will be the 11th location in the United States to host an F1 race since the championship began in 1950, and the first in Florida since 1959.

It will be a famous month of May for motorsport fans Stateside with the legendary Indianapolis 500 topping the month on the 29th.

The F1 world championship has taken place at the following venues: Sebring, Riverside, Watkins Glen, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Phoenix, Dallas, Indianapolis, Circuit of the Americas and next year Miami.