City vote places Miami Grand Prix up for debate again

24-03-2019 09:00
by Bobby Vincent
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City vote places Miami Grand Prix up for debate again

The city of Miami has formally put its planned Formula 1 street-race back up for vote - with the City Commission expected to vote for the race again on March 28.

In September 2018, the commission voted to delay discussions about the potential street-race, but next Thursday - the subject of a potential grand prix in the city of Miami will be up for discussion once again.

F1i.com report that representatives from Formula 1 and the race's promoter South Florida Racing, have been very active over the past few months talking with the representatives of Miami and perhaps more significantly, with the Bayfront Management Trust - who control the land where the track is located.

"The City Commission wishes to authorize the City Manager to execute the Host City Agreement and the Park Use Agreements for the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix, between the City of Miami, the Bayfront Park Management Trust, South Floria Racing, LLC. and Formula 1 World Championship Limited, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney," a statement reads.

Last winter, Miami held an F1 Fan Festival - that brought out over 80,000 people, with the festival originally scheduled as part of a 2019 inaugural Miami Grand Prix package.

For the vote next week, the event's organisers will be desperate to get a lot further than they did last time with their plans, so the organisation of this race can progress and the confirmation will then soon come.

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