• Local residents around the proposed Miami Grand Prix have voiced concerns on schedule disruptions
  • Miami Grand Prix organizers have decided to eliminate the use of Northwest 199th street as part of the circuit
  • There will not be any racing before 3pm on the Friday of the racing weekend

The organizers of the Miami Grand Prix have claimed there will be a series of changes to the proposed track configuration and racing schedule. It incorporated feedback attained during the dialogue with elected officials, faith leaders and residents of the area.

The statement issued by Formula 1 mentioned the new track configuration eliminated the use of Northwest 199th street for a part of the racetrack.

The weekend racing schedule is also going to be changed to make sure there is no racing before 3 pm on Friday of the race weekend, so there are no disruptions to the local schools.

Locals have voiced concern about the 199th street stretch of road and how it would cause traffic issues in the area. Both Formula 1 and Hard Rock Stadium have directed the track engineers to reconfigure the layout.

Tom Garfinkel, Miami Dolphins, and Hard Rock Stadium Vice Chairman stated the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix is another example of a world-class event coming to the area. Like the Super Bowl, events such as these provide a great chance to market the region to the world.

A map of the new track was released on Tuesday. The new structure allows for a world-class circuit that focuses on the stadium grounds and eliminates the use of Northwest 199th street for a part of the circuit.

Garfinkel added they would like these events to benefit all the people of the area, including the local Miami Gardens residents.

They also look forward to working with Dr. Steven Gallon, the superintendent and the District, to bring innovative STEM programming to the local students like Formula 1 in Schools.

Should the race event be given the green-light, it would see Formula 1 make a return to Florida for the first time since the 1959 United States Grand Prix at Sebring.

The 2020 Formula 1 season has cut the German Grand Prix from the scheduling and is going to feature 22 races, considering the return of the Netherlands and the arrival of the Hanoi circuit.

The Miami Grand Prix is going to join Saudi Arabia on Formula 1’s 2021 calendar, considering current FIA president Jean Todt is advocating for as many as 25 races in a season.

He said it would be a process before the sport was able to advance to such a level so they would assess the effect of two new races on the calendar before building up towards 25 Grand Prix races.

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