First hurdle cleared for F1's Miami Grand Prix


Miami’s voted in favour of F1’s proposed Grand Prix in the city in 2019

Formula 1’s proposed Miami Grand Prix has moved a step closer as the City of Miami Commissioners and the Economic Development and Tourism Committee have voted to approve plans for a 2019 race.

As previously reported, should the race take place Liberty expects the Grand Prix to held in October, with no official word on the future of the Circuit of the America’s hosted United States Grand Prix.

Formula 1’s managing director commercial operations, Sean Bratches admitted this was early stages for the proposed Miami Grand Prix, but he believes it be an important opportunity for F1.

“With the unanimous votes at both the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County’s Economic Development and Tourism Committee, we are very pleased to have received preliminary approval towards bringing a Formula 1 Grand Prix to Miami.” Bratches said.

“We recognise that this is only the start of the process and we will immediately get to work with the various community stakeholders, the City of Miami, the Port of Miami, Bayfront Park Management Trust and others, in order to reach a final agreement. Formula 1 in Miami represents a fantastic opportunity to bring the greatest racing spectacle on the planet to one of the world’s most iconic cities, and we are delighted that the journey is underway.”

Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell revealed the first plans for the circuit recently on Twitter, including two long straights along Port Boulevard.

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