Changes are being considered to the proposed Miami Grand Prix track which could hold a round of the 2019 Formula 1 season.Formula 1 track having been denied permission to use an area of public space known as ‘Parcel B’.
The Miami Herald reported the new route will avoid both ‘Parcel B’ and the AmericanAirlines Arena to the north, and instead run through Bayfront Park to the south. The RaceFans image above shows a potential route for the course based on the available roads through the park (in green, with the previous route shown in blue).
Formula 1 has indicated the proposed race could attract up to 200,000 spectators and will require 35,000 hotel rooms. It estimated the potential economic impact to the area as $700 million according to the Herald.
The successful opposition to the use of ‘Parcel B’ for the F1 track was led by Audrey Edmonson, the country commissioner for District 3 of Miami-Dade country. The changes to the track plan would mean it no longer runs through her district.
However some significant local opposition to the race remains. A lawyer representing group of residents sent a letter last week ordering the city to cease its negotiations with F1, and promoters of other major events, due to the disruption they cause.
Last month the City of Miami Commission passed a resolution to begin formal discussions over holding a round of the world championship from 2019.
Miami Grand Prix circuit location
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