F1 Heads To Miami and Some Previous U.S. F1 Tracks

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 20: Red Bull Racing driver Patrick Friesacher performs a show run during the F1 Festival at Bayfront Park on October 20, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images for Red Bull)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 20: Red Bull Racing driver Patrick Friesacher performs a show run during the F1 Festival at Bayfront Park on October 20, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images for Red Bull) /
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Alain Prost, René Arnoux, Mario Andretti, Renault RE30B, Ferrari 126C2, Grand Prix of Caesars Palace, Caesars Palace Grand Prix, 25 September 1982. Mario Andretti’s fina start in al Formula One race, driving the Ferrari 126C2 (#28), while the two Renault RE30B of Alain Prost and René Arnoux take the lead. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Alain Prost, René Arnoux, Mario Andretti, Renault RE30B, Ferrari 126C2, Grand Prix of Caesars Palace, Caesars Palace Grand Prix, 25 September 1982. Mario Andretti’s fina start in al Formula One race, driving the Ferrari 126C2 (#28), while the two Renault RE30B of Alain Prost and René Arnoux take the lead. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images) /

Caesars Palace Grand Prix 1981-1982

For two-years Las Vegas hosted an F1 race and it was in the parking lot of the Caesars Palace hotel. This layout sprung to mind when Miami was awarded a race at the Hard Rock Stadium complex but hopefully they’ve learned from this short-lived race in Sin City.

“It was probably the least appealing Grand Prix circuit I think I’ve raced on.” – John Watson

The track was set up in the hotel’s parking lot and they managed to cram 2.3-miles of turns, switchbacks into a very confined area. It reminds of using a high school parking lot for a kids go kart race.

The Caesars Palace Grand Prix was put out of its misery after two races and hopefully we’ll have a proper Las Vegas Grand Prix on the Strip.

A man can dream…