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Brawn hopes Miami public will back grand prix

  • Published on 29 Oct 2019 16:35
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Formula 1's Ross Brawn is hopeful that the potential Miami Grand Prix will receive support from the locals in the Florida city.

The proposed race has been met with backlash from a number of locals, who have voiced their disapproval of the interruption and noise pollution that it will cause.

Earlier this month, F1 confirmed that it had an agreement in principle with Miami to host a world championship race as part of the 2021 season. 

Brawn admits that F1 needs to move away from building "car park racing circuits", and is pleased with the prospect of a semi-permanent venue in Miami. 

"We’ve all got these memories of car park racing circuits, they were dreadful,” Brawn said. “Our mantra is it has to be a great racing circuit to begin with.

"We’re not just going to cram races in to get them in a place because they don’t last. We’ve designed a 5.6 km racing circuit, average speed of about 230 km/h, good complex of corners.

"It will be semi-permanent – there will be a lot of things they’ll put up for the race and takedown for when they’re using the stadium for its usual purpose. But actually I think a great solution for us to race in Miami.

“We hope the Miami fans and the Miami people get behind it because it would be a fantastic event for the area. But also the prestige of an international sporting event in that area, I think is a great asset, a great event. I think it would be spectacular.”

Next year, Vietnam will host its first-ever grand prix, while the Netherlands will return to the calendar for the first time in 35 years.

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  • Well, one can always wish. I wish that one day someone will gift me an old or new Honda NSX (I ain't picky!), but the chances of that happening is about as high as Konami releasing a good game again! Time will tell, but methinks the whole idea of a race in Miami is a mistake.

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    • Oct 29 2019 - 20:55
    • First of all, LOL about all of the Konami comment.

      Second, I hate the idea of begging a venue to allow a GP. You could literally pick an choose another feature city and they would likely love it. I say to hell with Miami. Sure it would be nice, but events that start in this contentious fashion end up being discontinued as soon as some politician gets out of office, or some highly motivated arsehole decides that the GP is "bad for Miami" and organizes some boycott. No thanks... Next.

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      • Oct 29 2019 - 21:08
  • I say bring it on. Miami will be a great venue and an F1 race there will be good for F1 and for the city.

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    • Oct 30 2019 - 20:55

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