Liberty Media doesn't just give up on GP Miami: "We've invested a lot of time"

08-05-2020 15:16
by Editorial Team
F1 News
Liberty Media doesn't just give up on GP Miami: We've invested a lot of time

Since Liberty Media took over Formula 1 from Bernie Ecclestone, the American company has been looking for more races in its own country. A few years ago Miami was chosen as the first location for a second race. The plans for the event are at an advanced stage, but local residents are causing some 'complications'.

This group of residents is fiercely opposed to the arrival of the Formula 1 to their district even held a protest during the recent 'Super Bowl' in the stadium of the Miami Dolphins. Their resistance is not entirely without success, as it has already delayed the arrival of the race several times. Nevertheless, some experts are convinced that the Grand Prix will go ahead

"There is a good chance that we will see a Formula 1 race in Miami in 2022," says Tavo Hellmund, who has already brought Formula 1 to Austin and Mexico City, according to Autoweek. Former world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, who lives in Miami, is also sure: "It will definitely happen in two years."

Liberty Media doesn't just give up on Miami

The original plan to hold the first edition of the event in 2021 is thus frustrated. It is now hoped that the support of Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium, will be decisive.

In any case, it is certain that Formula 1 and Liberty Media will not give up hope of a Miami Grand Prix just like that. "There is some frustration, because we have invested a lot of time in this and have had to deal with some complications," said Chase Carey. He is referring to the fact that the layout of the street circuit has been changed several times to accommodate the residents and the municipality.

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