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.
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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.’
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.