Miami Is Striving To Host A Grand Prix As Soon As 2022
A second United States Grand Prix? Count me in...
There have been countless rumors lately swarming around that Miami might be hosting a Formula 1 Grand Prix and race at the Hard Rock Stadium as soon as the year 2022. Formula 1 and the FIA were looking to include another race in the United States of America, to expand their stance increasingly across the globe. As you may know, and as of now, the only race held in the United States of America is located in Austin, Texas. Hosting a Grand Prix part of the Formula 1 World Championship in the eastern southern area of the US will bring more attention to the sport.
Miami is on the brink of bringing Formula 1 to South Florida in a year or two.
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It seems as the Mayor of Miami Gardens, Rodney Harris, already has the votes and the 'okay' to allow and plan an F1 race at the Hard Rock Stadium as soon as next year. The seven-member city council met on April 14th, where the proposal to go ahead and host a Formula 1 race was stated.
Closer and closer steps are being taken for Miami to be able to host a race after city councilors voted in favor of a benefits package for Miami Gardens. Formula 1 and the FIA have been trying to host a race in Miami Florida for a number of years, however, there were many concerns, speculations, and doubts, which is why they recently created the benefits package. The benefits package will keep the rules and regulations in check to not affect that portion of Miami negatively, it will give benefits and positives to close-by residents of Miami.
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The proposal states a $5 million community benefits package for citizens and businesses in that certain area of Miami. A major part of the negotiation is that there will be a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program for the city’s students, it will also include paid internships for high school and college students and graduates, and also discounted tickets for the residents of Miami. The STEM project will bring no cost to the city as it is carried through by Formula 1.
The noise and air monitoring systems have already been figured out as well. South Florida Motorsports, LLC explained that “no portion of the proposed track shall utilize northwest 199th Street or N.W. 27th Avenue, and that no race shall start prior to 2:30 p.m. (ET) on a school day." Time is an issue, as that could affect practice. Furthermore, it was also stated that “no race shall start after sunset in the city on any day.”
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Formula 1, CEO, Stefano Domenicali has also revealed in a recent Formula 1 YouTube Video that there will be two races in the United States in the next three years, which could be foreshadowing to the welcoming of the Miami Grand Prix.
There are a few issues and compromises needed to be made, however, progress is getting done and Miami is getting closer and closer, day by day, to hosting a Formula 1 race. The United States is a large country, and it would help Formula 1 achieve more recognition if they added a race on the east southern part of the US. It will bring a lot of conversation and would benefit Formula 1 to have two races in the United States of America.