Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix 2022

January 28, 2022

Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix welcomes Pierre Gasly for a tour

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. Formula 1 race winner Pierre Gasly paid a visit to the new Miami International Autodrome and the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins NFL team, during his off-season in the United States last week.

The AlphaTauri driver was given an exclusive first look at the venue that will host the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix on May 6-8, 2022. Gasly enjoyed a guided tour of the 5.41km circuit to see the construction work being undertaken in preparation for the inaugural race. He was also presented with a Miami Dolphins NFL shirt featuring his name and the number 10, which is the same number he races with in Formula 1.

“I was really impressed,” said Gasly during his visit. “The track looks really cool, especially with the two very long straights. In terms of racing and overtaking possibilities, it’s going to be pretty amazing. It should be a great show for all the fans.”

Accompanied by his personal trainer, Gasly also took the opportunity to spend time in the Miami Dolphins’ Baptist Health Training Complex for an intensive workout session. The Frenchman has been enjoying time in the United States during the F1 off-season and has attended a number of games in sports such as the NFL, NBA and NHL.

“Miami is a cool place, so I’m excited to come here and spend time discovering the city,” added the 25-year-old. “I love the entertainment industry here, so I’m really looking forward to see how the Miami Grand Prix will be. All of my friends and all the fans are looking forward to this one and I’m excited about having a good race here.”

Gasly added the appeal of Formula 1 had dramatically increased in America recently, partly due to the success of Netflix’s Drive to Survive series, he said: “Coming here a couple of years ago, people didn’t really have much of an idea about Formula 1. They knew about NASCAR and IndyCar, but F1 wasn’t that popular. Netflix has really opened us up to a new audience and it’s been incredible to see the evolution over the past two or three years in America.”

A hi-res photography of Gasly’s tour and his gym workout are available rights free on the links below. Please Credit: F1 Miami Grand Prix.