F1 to keep 23-race schedule in 2022 after addition of Miami · RaceFans

The addition of the Miami Grand Prix to the 2022 Method 1 calendar is not going to broaden the schedule past its present report 23 races, the championship’s CEO Stefano Domenicali has stated.

F1 introduced as we speak it can add a brand new spherical of the championship in Miami Gardens subsequent yr. Domenicali confirmed the race will happen within the second quarter of 2022, indicating it’s more likely to be held across the identical time because the Canadian Grand Prix.

Nonetheless Domenicali’s remark that the collection is “determining 23” rounds for subsequent yr’s season signifies one of many races on the 2021 F1 calendar is not going to be held subsequent yr.

F1’s different American spherical on the Circuit of the Americas in Texas is amongst these races which is but to agree a brand new deal for subsequent yr. Nonetheless Domenicali stated it intends Miami’s race to be one in every of two visits to the USA.

“We at all times stated that the US is an important space on which we have to develop our enterprise,” he defined. “There’s loads of alternative.

“Having two races within the US signifies that we have now taken the suitable route for our technique for the longer term. We’ll preserve them separate so as to give the suitable house for each, and that is actually essential.”

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He admitted the addition of one other race in America might come on the expense of a spherical in Europe. “I believe it’s a chance as a result of we should be practical, we can’t have 52 weekends in Method 1,” stated Domenicali in response to a query from RaceFans.

“However the good factor is that we have now loads of curiosity that can allow us to create distinctive occasions with the suitable worth. And we’re going to combine the strategic want for Method 1 to develop in sure nations with historic locations the place we all know that Method 1 ought to keep. In order that’s the great thing about having these many alternatives in entrance of us.”

Miami Gardens F1 circuit

The long-awaited affirmation of F1’s new, 10-year deal to race in Miami was greeted warmly by groups, Domenicali added.

“We’re proud – it’s not [just] me – we’re proud as Method 1 as a result of on this second, above all after 2020 [which was] so troublesome, the problem in 2021, we’re wanting forward, we’re placing the muse for an unimaginable way forward for Method 1. And it is a milestone that all of us wished.

“Simply final night time, after we shared the data with all of the groups, everybody was actually ‘wow, that’s the suitable approach to go, that is actually the place we needs to be’. And that is actually the route I’m going to take for an incredible future for our Method 1.”

Purple Bull driver Sergio Perez was amongst those that welcomed the addition of the race. “Racing within the US is at all times nice enjoyable and I take pleasure in a metropolis circuit, it’s a great problem.

“I believe Miami is a superb location for Method 1, it’s a really enjoyable metropolis and there’s numerous vitality in that place. The Latino group is fairly massive there so I’m undoubtedly wanting ahead going there quickly.”

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