Miami Grand Prix announces changes in response to neighbor’s claims

DORAL, FL – Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix organizers announced modifications in the design of the race’s track and schedule, planned for 2021 at the Hard Rock Hotel Stadium in Miami Gardens, following claims of neighbors for possible road closures. 

Promoters of the race said Tuesday that “months of dialogue with residents, elected officials, religious leaders, local companies and scientific experts” resulted in some modifications that will benefit the community.

One of them was to exclude 199 Northwest Street from the race track which according to the information released it’s officially left out. The new route will not include any public road that may interfere with the lives of neighbors.

On the other hand, changes in the schedule have also been made. Organizers announced that the proposed  schedule for the weekend’s race and for Friday’s free practice will be modified to ensure none of them begin before 3 p.m. to avoid affecting schools in the area.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez thanked the parties involved for “keeping their promise” to work with city residents to “mitigate street closures and school interruptions during planned races.”

In 2019, Formula 1 and Hard Rock Stadium announced the signing of a preliminary agreement which is still pending approval of Miami-Dade County.

“Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix is another example of a world class event that comes to our region,” said Tom Garfinkel, vice president and chief executive of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium.

“Like the Super Bowl, an event like this offers a unique opportunity to proudly show our region to the world,” he added. 

On average, the Grand Prix will have an annual impact of more than 400 million dollars and 35,000 hotel room nights.

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