Latest attempts to resurrect a potential second American Formula 1 race in Miami has reportedly been agreed for the 2021 season.
An agreement to stage the event around the Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Cafe stadium has been confirmed, with a deal struck between F1 and the local promoter.
A previous attempt to run a race alongside Miami’s harbourside fell through after local opposition and authorities prevented plans being finalised.
First images of the intended track layout have been released online which will use car parks and land owned around the stadium.
F1 currently hosts one race on US soil at the COTA circuit in Austin, Texas, but owners Liberty Media are keen on a second grand prix to widen the sport’s appeal in the country.
Dolphins Vice Chairman and CEO Tom Garfinkel and F1 managing director of commercial operations Sean Bratches released a joint statement confirming the deal on www.f1mia.com.
“We are thrilled to announce that Formula 1 and Hard Rock Stadium have reached an agreement in principle to host the first-ever Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix at Hard Rock Stadium.
“With an estimated annual impact of more than $400 million and 35,000 room nights, the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix will be an economic juggernaut for South Florida each and every year.
“We are deeply grateful to our fans, elected officials and the local tourism industry for their patience and support throughout this process. We look forward to bringing the greatest racing spectacle on the planet for the first time to one of the world’s most iconic and glamorous regions.”