• Miami International Autodrome chosen by Formula 1 as one of six venues to host the popular Sprint race next year

• Exciting format returns to Miami Gardens after a successful 19-lap debut in the May 2024 event

• The Sprint weekend guarantees fans will experience three days of competitive action with an extra Sprint Qualifying session on Friday afternoon and an exciting shorter-distance race on Saturday, ahead of the Grand Prix on Sunday

• Next year’s race in Miami Gardens will take place the weekend of May 2-4, 2025

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – South Florida Motorsports (SFM), promoter of the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix, is thrilled to announce the popular Sprint format will return for next year’s event. The additional dash-to-the flag race on Saturday guarantees fans will experience three exciting days of on-track action at the Miami International Autodrome across the weekend of May 2-4, 2025.

Earlier today, Formula 1 confirmed six venues will feature a Sprint in 2025 with Miami joining China, Belgium, Austin, Brazil and Qatar on the schedule to host the additional, shorter-format race. This will be Miami’s second time hosting a sprint race. In May 2024, over 275,000 spectators attended the Miami International Autodrome as the event held a Sprint race for the first time. With two Qualifying sessions, the Sprint and Grand Prix itself on the Sunday, fans were treated to a competitive spectacle across all three days.

“We are thrilled to once again have the opportunity to host a Sprint race in 2025, which brings tremendous excitement and added energy to the race track and ultimately to the fans,” said Tyler Epp, President of the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix. “The Sprint guarantees all three days will have competitive sessions, and the drivers and teams have to be on the pace right away. It was a huge success for us in 2024, and we can’t wait for the opportunity to deliver another world-class spectacle next May.”

First introduced in 2021, the Sprint is a 100km (62.14 mile) dash to the checkered flag, which is roughly one-third the distance of a standard Grand Prix. Five different winners have taken the top spot in the 15 Sprints to have been held in the past three years — with seven different pole position holders. There are no mandatory pitstops and eight points are awarded for the winner, descending to one point for eighth place. Both drivers and teams score points for their respective championships.

In May, two winners were crowned across the weekend in Miami Gardens as Max Verstappen triumphed for Red Bull Racing in the 19-lap Sprint on Saturday, while McLaren’s Lando Norris memorably took his first-ever Formula 1 victory at the 57-lap Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix on Sunday. The Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix 2025 will be the fourth race to be held in Miami Gardens on a 3.36- mile track within the complex of Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins. Each year, Miami isthe first of three F1 races to be held in the United States and has developed a reputation as an event that combines the fun and culture of Miami with a fan-focused experience, unrivaled food and beverage offerings and luxury hospitality. Fans interested in attending next year’s race on May 2-4, 2025 are encouraged to sign up for more information on our website.



Source link