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    • Formula 1 proposes a Grand Prix in Miami, Florida for 2019

      The United States currently hosts one Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. That apparently is not enough for Formula 1 who proposed an additional Grand Prix in the United States to be held on the streets of Miami.


      Honestly, that sounds awesome. Miami is a hot spot and well known for its scenery which fits right in with the Formula 1 model. This could potentially become an American facsimile of the Monaco Grand Prix.

      It is not far from reality:

      Quote Originally Posted by Formula 1
      Earlier today the City of Miami Commission took an important step by adding an item to their upcoming agenda, that if approved, will make way to bring Formula 1 to downtown Miami next season. We appreciate the community’s interest in hosting a Formula 1 race and look forward to working with local officials and stakeholders to bring this vision to life.

      With over half a billion fans worldwide, Formula 1 is the greatest racing spectacle on the planet, and Miami’s status as one of the world’s most iconic and glamourous cities, combined with its robust tourism infrastructure, makes Miami the perfect destination for Formula 1 and its fans.
      Miami will vote on whether to proceed on these plans but things are looking good so far.

      http://f1miamigp.com/


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Formula 1 proposes a Grand Prix in Miami, Florida for 2019 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 30 Comments
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Doesn't look like a very interesting course, to be honest. Downtown also looks nothing like the headline photo. That's way North Miami Beach.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        Doesn't look like a very interesting course, to be honest. Downtown also looks nothing like the headline photo. That's way North Miami Beach.
        Yeah but it makes for a good pic to go with the article.
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Yeah but it makes for a good pic to go with the article.
        For sure... Miami is definitely on the right page in terms of international recognition and clientele, but comparing the scenery to Monaco is a joke. Google American airlines arena and the port of Miami to get an idea of what the track will look like. It's OK, but nothing like the headline shot and nothing like Monaco.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        For sure... Miami is definitely on the right page in terms of international recognition and clientele, but comparing the scenery to Monaco is a joke. Google American airlines arena and the port of Miami to get an idea of what the track will look like. It's OK, but nothing like the headline shot and nothing like Monaco.
        Well to be fair, nothing is like Monaco.

        Still, Miami could be its own style race with similar flair. Miami does offer far more space than Monaco and with that comes an infrastructure much more capable of handling a large event.
      1. F80-M3's Avatar
        F80-M3 -
        From Miami and I'll tell you, that bridge is extremely sketchy. The concrete slabs are not close to level and throw the car off completely... If thats the actual course, this is going to an interesting and expensive race.
      1. gaspam's Avatar
        gaspam -
        yes please, bring F1 here! that would be awesome
      1. Surquhar's Avatar
        Surquhar -
        This would be awesome!
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        What a stupid course idea. Wait until a car goes off into the water, good luck fishing it out. No elevation changes, boring and short.

        Miami is a dump, it’s insulting to compare it to Monaco. Maybe Vegas or a downtown Chicago could represent well from a spectacle standpoint for a street/city course, but that’s honestly about it in the US. And neither would be a very interesting layout. North America already has an uninteresting GP in Montreal.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Awesome! now to try and get in touch with the race officials so me and the wife can work in the pits lol.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        What a stupid course idea. Wait until a car goes off into the water, good luck fishing it out. No elevation changes, boring and short.

        Miami is a dump, it’s insulting to compare it to Monaco. Maybe Vegas or a downtown Chicago could represent well from a spectacle standpoint for a street/city course, but that’s honestly about it in the US. And neither would be a very interesting layout. North America already has an uninteresting GP in Montreal.
        Damn.. Harsh. Long Beach isn't Monaco but I still tremendously enjoy the Grand Prix.
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        What a stupid course idea. Wait until a car goes off into the water, good luck fishing it out. No elevation changes, boring and short.

        Miami is a dump, it’s insulting to compare it to Monaco.
        I lived in Miami for nearly 25 years and only got out recently. I can confirm it's a cesspool. Just about everyone I know that was born and raised there has gotten the f out at this point.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        More races in the USA!

        A night race with a segment down las vegas blvd would be pretty rad
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        I lived in Miami for nearly 25 years and only got out recently. I can confirm it's a cesspool. Just about everyone I know that was born and raised there has gotten the f out at this point.
        What's so bad about it?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        More races in the USA!

        A night race with a segment down las vegas blvd would be pretty rad
        Las Vegas would be amazing but shutting down the strip wouldn't go over so well.

        Seeing the cars go by the Bellagio fountains would be quite a site though.
      1. gaspam's Avatar
        gaspam -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What's so bad about it?
        same thing as california, full of illegal immigrants and democrats lol Click here to enlarge and if you dont speak spanish dont expect to be treated well (or even get service in a lot of areas).... luckily i speak spanish so i get to bang all the big titty colombians and venezualans Click here to enlarge
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      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Las Vegas would be amazing but shutting down the strip wouldn't go over so well.

        Seeing the cars go by the Bellagio fountains would be quite a site though.
        i would propose the benefit to out weigh the cost.

        if they could preserve foot traffic while providing a track the casinos would be fine for the weekend. Plus they could charge crazy high amounts for rooms facing the strip / track. Sure they would have to detour car traffic but just for that weekend. Meanwhile the additional international advertising of Las Vegas through the worlds most prestigious form of motorsport would bring incremental revenue year round.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        i would propose the benefit to out weigh the cost.

        if they could preserve foot traffic while providing a track the casinos would be fine for the weekend. Plus they could charge crazy high amounts for rooms facing the strip / track. Sure they would have to detour car traffic but just for that weekend. Meanwhile the additional international advertising of Las Vegas through the worlds most prestigious form of motorsport would bring incremental revenue year round.
        I'm with you.

        So I take it a letter should do the trick?
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        I'm with you.

        So I take it a letter should do the trick?
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        I imagine the F1 owners were shopping around which city will pay them the most, Miami probably did...
      1. gaspam's Avatar
        gaspam -
        keep in mind F1 has more of an international following vs domestic, and Miami has the largest immigrant population of any major US city as a percentage of the city's total population at about 37%

        https://www.thedailybeast.com/20-us-...ost-immigrants
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by gaspam Click here to enlarge
        keep in mind F1 has more of an international following vs domestic, and Miami has the largest immigrant population of any major US city as a percentage of the city's total population at about 37%

        https://www.thedailybeast.com/20-us-...ost-immigrants
        The vast majority of Miami's immigrant population is Cubans, Haitians, Colombians and Jamaicans...
        http://immigrationforum.org/wp-conte...2020-Miami.pdf

        From the data ive seen, Brazil is the only latin american country with heavy F1 fandom....Cuba, Haiti, Colombia and Jamaica are not even on the radar....

        But I am jealous of you and the big titty chicks! Click here to enlarge