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F1 chiefs scout potential race locations in Miami

  • Published on 01 Dec 2017 08:35
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

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. (GMM)

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  • f1dave

    Posts: 772

    The photo shows it all, just another boring street race between concrete barriers, leave that to formula E.

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    • Dec 1 2017 - 16:01
  • mbmwe36

    Posts: 533

    This is getting embarrassing. I guess the 2021 calender will contain some 50 races at this point. Everybody is supposedly getting a race in their city, and all of them are "this close" to happening according to the different cities. Liberty is stringing everybody along to try and drum up interest.

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    • Dec 1 2017 - 16:17
  • One race per country, IMO. If you want another in the Americas, put it in Argentina or something. Lots of fans there, so for the right price Im sure many would come and watch.

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    • Dec 1 2017 - 17:06

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