Formula 1
Formula 1
R
Australian GP
12 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
51 days
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
Next event in
58 days
02 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
72 days
16 Apr
-
19 Apr
Next event in
86 days
30 Apr
-
03 May
Next event in
100 days
07 May
-
10 May
Next event in
107 days
21 May
-
24 May
Next event in
121 days
R
Azerbaijan GP
04 Jun
-
07 Jun
Next event in
135 days
11 Jun
-
14 Jun
Next event in
142 days
25 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
156 days
02 Jul
-
05 Jul
Next event in
163 days
16 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
177 days
R
Hungarian GP
30 Jul
-
02 Aug
Next event in
191 days
27 Aug
-
30 Aug
Next event in
219 days
03 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
226 days
R
Singapore GP
17 Sep
-
20 Sep
Next event in
240 days
24 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
247 days
08 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
261 days
R
United States GP
22 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
275 days
29 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
282 days
R
Brazilian GP
12 Nov
-
15 Nov
Next event in
296 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
26 Nov
-
29 Nov
Next event in
310 days

Miami GP plan takes fresh twist as county mayor steps in

shares
comments
Miami GP plan takes fresh twist as county mayor steps in
By:
Sep 5, 2018, 3:35 PM

Miami-Dade’s mayor has personally intervened to cancel a delegation’s fact-finding trip to the Singapore Grand Prix, in a fresh blow to plans for a Formula 1 race in Miami.

The Miami Herald reported on Saturday that the delegation of county administrators – including Police and Fire Department chiefs – would travel to Singapore and get first-hand experience of how a F1-standard street race operated, in a trip costing around $18,000.

But on Tuesday, mayor Carlos Gimenez – whose son CJ has been lobbying in favor of the race – lifted a self-imposed recusal on the matter and intervened.

In a statement, he said: “Upon further reflection, I’ve asked the directors of PortMiami, Miami-Dade Police and Miami-Dade Fire to cancel their departments’ trip and to look for a venue closer to Miami-Dade County.”

Motorsport Report: Take a virtual lap around Miami GP circuit

Although the county delegation’s trip is off, a group of Miami city officials – including event administrators and Police – will attend the Singapore race as planned at the invitation of F1.

Plans to run the Miami Grand Prix in 2019 were shelved in July, and the next city-level discussion was pushed back until later this month. October 2020 is now the targeted date for the inaugural event.

Meantime, plans are progressing for the F1 Live fan event in Miami on October 17-21. The latest plan is to base it in the Bayfront Park area, with an F1 demonstration planned to run along 700 metres of Biscayne Boulevard, with a ‘donut area’ at NE 5th Street.

This event, as well as the grand prix plan, continues to face opposition from downtown residents, who are concerned about the noise and disruption they would cause.

Next article
Michelin could "recreate a tyre war" as F1's sole supplier

Previous article

Michelin could "recreate a tyre war" as F1's sole supplier

Next article

Force India to change qualifying strategy after Monza error

Force India to change qualifying strategy after Monza error
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Author Charles Bradley