Since last year, there have been a lot of rumours about a possible Miami Grand Prix. Well, on the last few days, Sean Bratches has announced that Liberty Media and the Hard Rock Stadium have reached a first agreement to organize the first Formula One Miami Grand Prix at the Hard Rock Stadium. If this happens, it would only mean that there will be two races in the United States, why? Because Formula 1 currently has a contract with the Circuit Of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas.
Many local residents and some other companies disagree with the idea of making a race there but despite this, Stephen Ross, who is the owner of the Miami Dolphins (the team of the NFL) has no problem of having a Grand Prix there, he even wants it to have a designed layout around his stadium.
“We are delighted to announce that Formula 1 and Hard Rock Stadium have reached a first agreement to organize the first Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix.” Sean Bratches affirmed.
“With an estimated annual impact of more than 400 million dollars and 35,000 room nights in hotels, the Miami GP will be an economic monster for South Florida every year. We are very grateful with our fans and the local tourism industry for its patience and support. We hope to bring the best racing show on the planet for the first time to one of the most emblematic and glamorous regions in the world.” Confirmed the commercial director of Formula 1.
The Miami GP isn’t confirmed yet because the Miami-Dade County commissioners will still have to give their approval to the celebration of the race, which isn’t easy at all, since last season environmental associations and local residents knocked out the possibility of having a Formula 1 event around the Bayfront Park Area.