The organisers of Miami GP has had a difficult time convincing residents of the city to allow them stage a F1 grand prix for months now.
The original idea of having a grand prix in Downtown Miami failed with the residents winning the vote, citing traffic and pollution (noise and air). F1 was forced to defer the plan to 2021 after it couldn’t get the required go for 2020.
Earlier this year, fresh reports emerged of a new venue for Miami GP, backed by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, to stage the race near Hard Rock Stadium – which is the home of the Dolphins NFL team. A proposed layout has been posted by Miami Herald.
It shows the circuit going around the stadium, with the use of the parking lots. The 18-turn configuration is to be an anti-clockwise circuit, with the paddock situated opposite of one side of the stadium wall. The new venue for Miami GP, as well, is facing troubles too.
The residents continue to oppose the F1 grand prix, even though the circuit will not be passing through any of the residential area. The matter will be taken up in the next meeting headed by Commissioner Barbara Jordan.
Like the points with the previous venue, the opposing party would challenge closer of the roads for the Miami GP near the new venue along with the pollution it would create, whether noise or air as per the story on Miami Herald.
The bid to have another F1 grand prix in United States of America continues on for Liberty Media. While they have the options of using permanent circuits but the idea of having a venue like Miami on their list is far more enticing.
The push to win over fans in America continues still as F1 already had Fan Festivals in 2018 and will have another in 2019 ahead of the US GP in Los Angeles with Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas featuring in the show event.