Part of that effort is to float the idea of having a second grand prix in the United States. The venue of this second grand prix would be on the city streets of Miami. However, will it work? Before trying to figure out if a Formula 1 street circuit in Miami will work, we need to look a little into the history of Formula 1 races in the United States since the s. Both of these were street courses.
F1's commercial rights holder Liberty Media seeks to host a second Grand Prix in the largely untapped market that is the United States, and identified Miami as one of its top picks for a venue in Last May, the Miami City Commission revealed a conceptual circuit layout since modified but ended up deciding nay on joining the F1 calendar for the season, largely due to pressure from citizens.
As a result, the inaugural Miami Grand Prix was delayed until at the earliest case scenario, but hosting that year started to look unlikely when the Commission voted last September to "indefinitely defer" a vote on the race's future.
The Independent reports that the Commission held an eleventh-hour vote before the decision's March 28 deadline to again put off voting on the race, this time scheduling the vote for May Liberty Media has been bullish on bringing F1 to Miami, going as far as hosting a well-attended "fan festival" to promote F1 in the city, but if Miami passes on the chance to host F1, the racing series has backups in mind.
Though a rumored return to Long Beach, California has been counted out, at least two other major U.
Abroad, other cities have been more successful in netting spots on F1's calendar. Vietnam's capitol of Hanoi managed after a much shorter negotiation period to secure its first F1 race for , and though Miami could in theory join Hanoi on next year's rotation, Floridian F1 fans shouldn't hold their breath.