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Miami Grand Prix confirmed after late legal challenge dismissed

Miami Grand Prix confirmed after late legal challenge dismissed

Miami Grand Prix confirmed after late legal challenge dismissed

Miami Grand Prix confirmed after late legal challenge dismissed
GPFans Staff

The inaugural Miami Grand Prix will go ahead as planned after a court denied a bid to stop the race from happening.

Miami Gardens residents filed a lawsuit last week to get the race stopped with concerns raised over the noise created by F1's first visit to the new circuit built around the Hard Rock Stadium.

Miami-Dade judge Alan Fine, who was overseeing the request to host a special hearing to block the race, said: "“The bottom line here is I’m not going to schedule a preliminary injunction hearing prior to May 6."

Listing reasons why a hearing wouldn't be held, Fine added: “Although the burden may seem unfair to the plaintiffs [the residents], I do find that any potential harm is avoidable.

“In combination with that, the evidence proffered so far regarding the potential hearing loss is, in my view, very highly speculative.

"It is not based on any current Formula 1 noise information, and the most recent affidavit from overnight does not take into consideration the south wall [a noise barrier previously erected at the venue].”

The first Miami Grand Prix will therefore take place as planned on May 8.

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