The South Florida Grand Prix will be returning to the Formula 1 calendar in 2022, the governing body of motor racing announced on Friday. The race had previously been scheduled for May 23, but it will now be in March, beginning in 2021, when the Swiss Grand Prix will move to the end of the season.
The move was made because the race in Switzerland had been proving to be too hard to meet, since meteorological conditions make it difficult to create a two-hour race on such a small track.
Formula 1 now stands at 19 races, though with only 23 races currently on the calendar, the organization will not be able to announce any other additions until the summer of next year, leaving the Grand Prix in Monza in Italy, which will open the season, as the only other city race on the calendar until the return of Miami in 2022.
Dane Shinnick, the promoter of the Grand Prix of Miami, said earlier this year that his company is seeking to create an event for less than $30 million, and one that “leverages the full United States. We want this not to be a national tour. We want this to be a truly global event.”