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2019-10-24 21:52
F1 Miami track

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Formula 1 is already striking trouble as it tries to set up a grand prix in Miami.

An earlier attempt to establish a race in downtown Miami failed, but a new agreement in principle has now been reached between Liberty Media and Hard Rock Stadium.

'We don't want it'

At a meeting of the Miami Gardens City Council on Wednesday, a lawyer representing the stadium promoted the idea of an F1 race before a resident exclaimed: "We don't want it!"

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According to the Florida newspaper Bradenton Herald, a resolution opposing the race was passed unanimously based on noise and pollution.

"There comes a time when you have to take a stand when you feel that something is not right," confirmed county commissioner Barbara Jordan.

Even F1 acknowledges the obstacles still standing in the way of a Miami race.

On the event's official website, Formula 1 declared: "Unfortunately, a neighbourhood group is trying to block the Miami grand prix.

"If you want to see F1 racing at Hard Rock Stadium, tell your Miami-Dade County Commissioners what F1 means to you by clicking the appropriate button below," the statement posted at f1miamigp.com said.

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