Formula 1 is urging fans to lobby politicians in Miami to agree to run a race in the American city in 2021.the championship announced it had reached an “agreement in principle” to add the city to the 2021 F1 calendar. If it goes ahead the race will take place in May on a temporary track laid out around the Hard Rock Stadium.
F1 has been trying to arrange a race in Miami since the championship was purchased by Liberty Media in 2016. However local opposition to the race has been strong, and forced the promoters to abandon plans to hold it on a downtown track near the AmericanAirlines Arena.
Now F1 is urging fans to contact politicians in Miami and encourage them to support the race.
“We need your help to bring Formula 1 to Miami,” read a message posted on f1miamigp.com, a domain owned by Formula One Licensing BV. “Complete the form below to tell elected officials Miami needs F1.”
The form includes a pre-written letter which states “I am stunned that the Miami-Dade County Commission is even considering the idea of turning down the opportunity to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix.
“A chance to host an event of this magnitude and global recognition is rare, and passing up this opportunity would be a disservice to the community. The most important auto racing event in the world is looking to make a home in Miami!. It would be shameful and embarrassing for Miami do anything except welcome F1 with open arms.”
The form appears to send the emails to various Miami Dade County commissioners.
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