'Dream' Miami Grand Prix plans revived by Formula 1
Formula 1 is not giving up hope in trying to establish a new grand prix race in Miami, despite previous plans being scrapped due to protests from locals and the inability to find a suitable location.
Since taking over ownership of the sport, Liberty Media have continually said their desire is to add another race in the United States to the F1 calendar, which would be in addition to the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas - not as a replacement.
Talks have been ongoing with Miami for well over a year, but plans were eventually stopped as local government took into account the disruption a street race would have for the residents of the city.
However, the idea of a Miami GP may not be dead and buried after all.
"We are taking a long-term view on it," F1's global director of promoters and business relations, Chloe Targett-Adams, told ESPN.
"Miami's definitely a city we want to race in... it's electric, it's an awesome destination, it's a hugely vibrant, dynamic, great city to add to the Formula One calendar.
"It's a complex project getting a street race up and running when you've got multiple stakeholders and multiple community interests. You have to go about it in a way that minimises disruption to businesses and residents - quite rightly - but also that adds to that area. It seemed that when you're looking at something on a long-term basis that's quite a challenge to resolve.
"We are trying to work out how we can work out a race to Miami in locations that work, whereas there might still be a challenge or complex to work through but ultimately can deliver on a great race and is additive to the wider community and stakeholders."
F1 are reportedly looking at the area surrounding the Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins, for a potential location, which would apparently cause less disruption to locals.
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