Formula 1 has noted “high demand” for tickets to next year’s Miami Grand Prix, as 275,000 people have pre-registered for tickets to the event.
Miami has secured a 10-year deal to join the F1 calendar from 2022, with the circuit situated around the Hard Rock stadium.
It will be the second US race on the schedule, joining the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
F1 has seen an increase in American interest over the last number of years, with the US Grand Prix two weeks ago taking in a record crowd attendance across the weekend.
“Fans are attending and tuning in,” said Greg Maffei, the CEO of Liberty Media, F1’s commercial rights holder.
“We have never seen such a crowd in Austin for example, which set a crowd attendance record over the race weekend.
“Of the 400,000 people who showed up in Austin, almost 70% were attending their first grand prix. Usually it’s figures more like in the mid-30s.”
Next year’s maiden Miami GP is scheduled to host the fifth round of the season on May 8.
The planned capacity for the circuit is set to be 80,000 – however over triple that number have already pre-registered for tickets.
“We are excited to have our second race in the US and welcome the Miami GP in May,” Maffei said.
“Demand is high. 275,000 people pre-registered to purchase tickets, that’s compared to a planned capacity of around 80,000.
“1,800 people have placed a $5,000 deposit for luxury hospitality, paddock clubs and suites. They sold out the availability in the first day.
“We’ve also sold through the available grandstand tickets on the first day.”