Formula 1 Could Race In Miami As Soon As October 2019

A Formula 1 race could be held in Miami as early as October 2019, the Miami New Times has revealed.

According to a city spokesperson, Miami’s City Commission will vote next week on a motion as to whether or not the city manager can negotiate a multi-year agreement with Formula One by July 1. If an agreement is reached, any plan would have to be subsequently approved by the city commission.

Dutch outlet Ziggo Sports F1 claims that F1 may ditch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix to make way for a race in Miami. While this remains to be seen, talk of another race in the United States isn’t new.

Azerbaijan’s human rights record hurts the exciting race

As a matter of fact, the sport’s owners, Liberty Media, have been very open about expanding the calendar and growing the sport throughout the U.S. In December, Liberty Media was reportedly scouting locations for a street race in Miami and in November last year, filed for trademarks including ‘Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix’ and ‘Formula 1 Grand Prix of Miami.’

Additional trademarks have been applied for a New York Grand Prix and Las Vegas Grand Prix, Jalopnik reports.

A possible race in Miami is already facing some opposition. In October last year, the conservative group Better Florida Alliance took out ads in the Miami Herald asking residents to oppose an F1 race in the city.

more photos...
  • Ermal Morina

    Miami?
    That’d be cool.Also,I don’t mind ditching the Azerbaijan GP,the track is narrow and there’s always chaos on the track,like just happened recently

    • Vassilis

      The track does give good racing but yeah, I wouldn’t miss it if it was gone.

  • Liberty plan for additional US GP seems to materialized, actually at the top they want Las Vegas, but no one dare to close the strip just for F1 so we can assume the deal went bust. Kinda surprised that NY wasn’t it though.

    My suggestions is only one, don’t hire the same people that organize Miami ePrix, that one was a mess.

    • SteersUright

      You were there too? It was awful.

      • Oh no, I just heard what happened first hand thankfully.

  • FlameWater

    Australia, Germany, Austria, Hungarian always call for nap time. Azerbaijan was by far the most entertaining race so far.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      You forget Abu Dhabi? And Russia?

    • Vassilis

      Suzuka usually gives boring races as well but that says nothing. It’s one of the best tracks in the calendar.

      • FlameWater

        Suzuka is my favorite track, with the races so far Japan is going to be epic.

  • Dr Strangefingger

    Hot babes in bikini tops would help engage the crowd.

  • smartacus

    Azerbaijan’s human rights record
    “hurts the exciting race”
    i see what you did there.

    Miami is too close to Coward County
    where that globalist Sheriff Scott Israel
    enabled the slaughter of those innocent
    children despite many many many red flags
    he PERSONALLY told everyone to ignore.

  • Ermal Morina

    I really don’t thing that a track like the Azerbaijan one makes the sport more engaging.Cars colliding every 10 laps or so,the safety car coming in and deciding the fate of the winner,that’s not a view of an exciting race.
    An engaging race for me is when theres a lot of overtaking without the safety car getting on the track very often.I see you have a different view on this topic,but this is just my opinion either way…
    Have a nice day.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I disagree respectfully.

2020 BMW X6 M Cabrio Answers A Question No One Asked In The First Place

Good thing BMW has no plans whatsoever of building such a thing, because…. well, it just doesn’t make sense.

1,200 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Makes The Trackhawk Seem Puny

It may be seven years old, but this wildly modified Grand Cherokee is one of the craziest Jeeps out there.

Olympic Athlete Runs In A Bubble Filled With Hyundai Nexo’s Exhaust Flow

The Nexo’s exhaust emits water and 99.9 per cent filtered oxygen – or else the runner would suffocate.

Lunaz Breathes New Life Into Classics With Electric Power And Modern Gear

After a full restoration process, the old mechanical parts are ditched in favor of all-electric powertrains and tech like Wi-Fi .

Totally Burnt Out Ferrari 458 Spider Is Unrecognizable, Yet Up For Sale

Nothing in this pile reminds us of a 458, as it’s been completely destroyed, but someone has decided to put it up for auction.

Goddammit! Delivery Guy Tries To Slice Half A Second Off, Instantly Regrets It

The truck driver apparently pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake.

Driven: 2019 Toyota 86 GT Remains A Compelling Driver’s Car

The Toyota 86 GT with the Dynamic Performance Package is a hoot to drive, despite showing its age in certain areas.

Mazda Continues Testing RX-8 Prototypes At The ‘Ring, Fuels Rotary Return Rumors

Could Mazda bring back the RX nameplate that was killed off in 2012, probably with some kind of electrification? We sure hope so.

Legends Reborn: Restoration Brings Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16 Racer Back To Its Former Glory

Originally a DTM racer, the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16 competed in the 1986 Bathurst 1000, winning it in 1990.

2020 Mazda CX-30: Where Does It Stand In The Already Crowded SUV Market?

The CX-30 is eye-catching, well made and a lot of car for the money, but fails to offer an engaging driving experience.