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Miami City Commission Approves Formula 1 Plans for 2019

Miami (Florida) City Commission has approved Formula 1’s plans to hold a grand prix race in its streets in 2019 and continuing until 2028, it announced Thursday (May 10).

If approved, Miami could be the second F1 event that is held yearly along with its current one in Austin, Texas, should the Austin race remain on the schedule with Miami.

The race would be centered around the southern part of the city, in the Biscayne area. The course would run around the American Airlines Arena, home of the NBA’s Miami Heat, and around the city’s Freedom Tower, before heading for the harbor and returning downtown.

The Miami city manager still would need to approve the plans for the race; a deadline for an agreement between the city manager and F1 is set for July 1.


The last time that two races were held in the same season in the U.S. was in the 1970s, when a race on the west coast of the country in Long Beach, Calif., and on the east coast in Watkins Glen, N.Y., were held.

About the author

Mark is a motorsports journalist specializing in the field for the last 16 years in Formula 1 with experience in covering team launches, feature stories and race weekends during the season. In addition, Mark covers the World Endurance Championship, which includes the 24 Hours of Lemans. He also speaks French up to an intermediate level, with a basic understanding of German. Have worked for agencies as Racing Information Service News, Racing Nation, Fansided, the Munich Eye Newspaper in Munich, Germany, and Autoweek magazine. Mark is also a knowledgeable Formula 1 driver after graduating from both the F1 International and AGS racing academies.

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Tom B

This is a long way from being a reality. I expect a lot of shenanigans for this to happen.

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