Bubba Wallace Has an Interesting Suggestion for NASCAR and F1 After F1 Announces Miami GP in 2022

Published 04/19/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
FONTANA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 29: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet, stands by his car before qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

Earlier on Sunday, Formula One announced a second race of the season in the United States, starting 2022. The famous Hard Rock Stadium Complex will host the F1 Miami Grand Prix next year, joining COTA as the other F1 venue in the US. Upon hearing the news, Bubba Wallace has an interesting suggestion.


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Wallace and his NASCAR competitors are no strangers to racing in Miami. The Homestead-Miami Speedway hosts NASCAR races every year and was also the ‘Championship 4’ venue before Phoenix Raceway took over.

So, to make things interesting, Wallace wants to see both major motorsports events happen on the same day in Miami. Of course, they would both take place at different venues as already decided, but Wallace’s suggestion will make Miami the ‘place to be’ in the world for sports fans.


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While there is no clarity yet on the dates for the F1 race, F1 president Stefano Domenicali said he expects it to happen in the second quarter of the new year.

Bubba Wallace is a big fan of F1 and Lewis Hamilton

An excited Wallace even reacted on his Instagram page as soon as F1 announced the news.

The 23XI Racing driver is known to be a big F1 fan and closely follows the races. Wallace and F1 legend Lewis Hamilton have interacted with each other on numerous occasions in the past.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after qualifying in pole position REUTERS/Bryn Lennon Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

The Mercedes superstar showed his support for Wallace during the controversies of last year and even congratulated his NASCAR counterpart after Michael Jordan signed him for 23XI Racing. Wallace also reacts to Hamilton’s races and wins in F1.

Wallace’s tough start continues in NASCAR season

The NASCAR driver has gotten off to a tough start in his first season with Jordan’s team. He is making progress consistently, however, the results haven’t quite gone his way.

Wallace remains upbeat about his progress and recently expressed that Jordan himself constantly motivates him after his strong runs in the No. 23 car.


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Feb 14, 2021; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23) gets ready for the restart of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In the latest race, at Richmond Raceway on Sunday, Wallace finished in 26th place. He couldn’t compete with the frontrunners all day, including his team’s co-owner, Denny Hamlin.

Wallace now turns his attention to next weekend’s race at Talladega. Some NASCAR and F1 fans, meanwhile, will wonder about Wallace’s interesting suggestion for next year’s double-header.


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Aayush Majumdar is a NASCAR content strategist, a Tennis Writer, and a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. He is well-tenured as a tennis and NASCAR writer, with over 900 articles across both sports. After pursuing a Post Graduate program in Sports Management, Aayush explored various roles in Sports Media, including a Sports Reporting role at a leading English daily.