Miami’s Formula 1 race officially returning to calendar after 10 years away

The Miami Grand Prix will return to Formula 1 after 10 years away, the Miami Herald reports. The race was removed from the calendar following the 2008 season because of “financial constraints” at its…

Miami’s Formula 1 race officially returning to calendar after 10 years away

The Miami Grand Prix will return to Formula 1 after 10 years away, the Miami Herald reports. The race was removed from the calendar following the 2008 season because of “financial constraints” at its Miami venue, known then as the Miami World Center. Race officials came close to relocating the event in 2010 but struggled to find an arena to hold the event. The race was considered noncompetitive and was rarely attended. It was finally axed after racing series owner Bernie Ecclestone ended its relationship with Simon Fuller, who took over as the event’s host. Several attempts were made to bring the race back but failed, including efforts by the city of Miami to raise money to build the circuit and events produced by motorsports’ largest marketing company, Monster Energy. However, Formula 1 has made no attempt to discourage the race, which will take place in December 2022. Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado said: “I’m elated that the race will return to Miami in December 2022. It is a tremendous thing for our city.”

Read the full story at The Miami Herald.

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