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Formula 1 Grand Prix of Miami Receives Initial Approval

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Following a pair of meetings with the City of Miami Commissioners, and the Economic Development and Tourism Committee (Miami-Dade County) on Thursday, the approval has been given to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix in downtown Miami in 2019.

“With the unanimous votes at both the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County’s Economic Development and Tourism Committee, we are very pleased to have received preliminary approval towards bringing a Formula 1 Grand Prix to Miami,” Sean Bratches, Managing Director of Commercial Operations for Formula 1, said. “We recognise that this is only the start of the process and we will immediately get to work with the various community stakeholders, the City of Miami, the Port of Miami, Bayfront Park Management Trust and others, in order to reach a final agreement. Formula 1 in Miami represents a fantastic opportunity to bring the greatest racing spectacle on the planet to one of the world’s most iconic cities, and we are delighted that the journey is underway.”

While an exact time has yet to be decided and will require discussions between F1, FIA, and Miami authorities, the series is hoping for the inaugural race to take place in October 2019.

If the race does happen, details will be forth coming at F1MiamiGP.com.

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