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The heavy-hitters that have brought F1’s new race to fruition

Formula 1 has long coveted a second race in the United States and, after several false dawns, the Miami Grand Prix is finally set to fill that void. MARK GALLAGHER finds out why it’s taken so long – and what the prime movers behind the new race are doing to ensure its success

As Formula 1 stumbles blinking into the sunlight from under the shadow of COVID-19, the world championship enters its most ambitious season with a new jewel in its crown. A second grand prix in the United States – in Miami, capital of 
the Sunshine State of Florida – and one which features an almost unprecedented level of partnership between Formula One Management and the race promoter.

“The US is a key growth market for us,” was F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali’s succinct summary when the race was confirmed last April. With a Las Vegas event also under consideration, you have to believe it will not be too long before America can boast a trio of events.

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