FORMULA ONE chiefs have struck a deal to host the Miami Grand Prix from next season.
The 10-year contract is a huge shot in the arm for the sport after a difficult 13 months due to the Covid pandemic.
F1 already has a race in the US in Austin Texas, but it has always been the sport's target to have more than one race in the States.
The track will be 5.41km long, have 19 corners, 3 straights and will race around the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula One, said: "We are thrilled to announce that Formula One will be racing in Miami beginning in 2022.
"The US is a key growth market for us, and we are greatly encouraged by our growing reach in the US which will be further supported by this exciting second race.
"We are grateful to our fans, the Miami Gardens elected officials and the local tourism industry for their patience and support throughout this process.
"We are looking forward to bringing the greatest racing spectacle on the planet to Miami for the first time in our sport's history."
The 2021 F1 race calendar consists of 23 races and runs until the season finale in Abu Dhabi on December 12.
This year's world championship got underway at the end of last month in breathtaking fashion.
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Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton became embroiled in a sensational battle for the race victory, with the seven-time champion eventually coming out on top for Mercedes.
And the Brit strengthened his case as the favourite for this year's title by taking pole position at the Emilia Romagna GP on Saturday.
Red Bull's Sergio Perez occupies second on the grid ahead of Verstappen, with Charles LeClerc's Ferrari completing the front two rows.
Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas could only manage eighth fastest heading into Sunday's race.
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