Formula 1 has been forced into further changes to its Miami Grand Prix proposal ahead of a crunch meeting on the race.

After its initial bid to run the race around Miami’s downtown area and over a bridge was met with objections, F1’s latest plan to secure a deal sees the race moved to around Miami Dolphins’ NFL stadium.

But fresh objections from locals have surfaced which has triggered additional tweaks to its plan.

While the proposed race will still take place around the Hard Rock Stadium, the layout has been altered to eliminate the use of Northwest 199th Street following fears from local residents on traffic disruption.

An additional tweak will see no track action take place until 3pm on the Friday of the race weekend in order to avoid causing problems to local schools.

“The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix is another example of a world-class event coming to our region,” Tom Garfinkel, Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium Vice Chairman and CEO, said. “Like the Super Bowl, an event like this provides a unique opportunity to proudly showcase our region to the world.”

A meeting over the plans takes place with the Miami-Dade County commissioners on Wednesday (January 22), which will vote on the stadium’s zonal areas and the rights to hold motor racing.

The changes come as the latest challenge to F1’s pursuit of another race in the United States, to run alongside the US GP held at the Circuit of the Americas, as the sport looks to expand its presence in North America.

If the Miami plans gets the green light, it would see F1 return to the state of Florida for the first time since the 1959 United Stated Grand Prix at Sebring.

 

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