F1 will race in Miami for the first time in the sport’s history next year after officials signed a 10-year deal to host a grand prix in April.

Originally, F1 hoped to host a first-ever race in Miami in 2019 but was forced to scrap those plans.

The inaugural race in Miami is set to take place on May 8, with the grand prix taking place at a new purpose-built track around the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins NFL team.

Masi recently visited the home of the new track and he is confident it will be a “proper circuit”.

“It is a proper circuit,” Masi said. “It is far from a race in a car park, considering the level of work that is ongoing there in a number of areas.

“The facility is coming along really, really well and it will be something unique.”

Masi was impressed by how circuit construction is progressing alongside the normal programme of events at the stadium.

“They’re having to integrate an NFL season between all the work that they’re doing and sort of compartmentalise the areas of work they’re doing at the stadium.

“I think it’s a credit to them they were doing major work there last week then obviously had to put everything back to a level for the Dolphins game to happen on the weekend and start again sort of the following day. So Miami’s coming along really well.”