Dec.1 (GMM) Miami is emerging as a likely destination of a second US grand prix in the near future.
With Liberty Media now owning F1’s commercial rights, the coastal city in Florida has been mentioned as a potential venue of a street race by the likes of Chase Carey and Ross Brawn.
Now, the local Miami Herald newspaper claims that “executives and engineers” working for F1 including Sean Bratches were in the city last month to scout locations and meet with the mayor about a potential race for 2020.
“It (F1) is like the super bowl of auto racing,” said Vicente Betancourt, who is reportedly Miami’s film and culture administrator.
“Hopefully we can make it happen.
“They had their track engineers come down and look at the streets. We’ve got to see if it works and what it would cost them to actually bring it out. I think the ball is pretty much in their court,” he added.
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"We aim to […]
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25/05/2017 Carey announces 21 races for 2018 May 25 (GMM) F1 chief executive Chase Carey has announced that there will be 21 grands prix next year.
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03/05/2018 Miami to have ‘no impact’ on Canada GP May 3 (GMM) Canada GP promoter Francois Dumontier has played down the impact another F1 race in North America will have on the Montreal event.
It has emerged that Liberty Media and […]
25/04/2019 Miami street race plans now dead Apr.25 (GMM) Plans for a street race in downtown Miami are now definitely dead.
The Miami Herald reports that race organisers and Liberty Media "have mutually decided to scrap" the F1 […]
20/07/2018 Still no green light for Miami GP Jul.20 (GMM) Confirmation that Miami will join the F1 calendar next year will have to wait even longer.
It was reported that a meeting in the famous Florida city could mean a green-light […]
29/05/2018 New York not ready for F1 race May 29 (GMM) New York does not look ready to join Miami as another US destination on the F1 calendar.
It is now almost certain that Miami will become the second US-based grand prix next […]
28/08/2018 F1 agrees new German GP deal – report Aug.28 (GMM) The German grand prix has been saved, according to the local Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) newspaper.
Earlier, with Liberty Media's plans for a Miami GP next year in […]