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The Miami City Commission meets on Thursday and will vote on a proposal to indefinitely defer the resolution to enter into an agreement with Formula One and South Florida Racing to host a Grand Prix at Bayfront Park for the next 10 years.
This means that the Miami Grand Prix is not going to happen any time soon - if at all. There were, it seems, too many disagreements with PortMiami about its involvement and the Formula One group was not happy with the track layout which it felt required waterfront access to get the Miami message across. How much this was influenced by lobbying is not clear, but one can imagine that US racing bodies might not be keen on F1 arriving on their doorstep.
This will be a setback for the Formula One group, which is keen to expand US involvement in the sport, but it is not the end of the world. There are, it seems, a number of other discussions going on with other cities, the rumours suggesting that Las Vegas may be the primary target. The search for a destination city in the US continues, but it looks like Miami has blown its chance - although some will no doubt argue the opposite and see it as a failure for Formula One and specifically the new owners. Having said that, if the circumstances on offer were not right, refusing to be pushed into a bad deal is a good sign that F1 will only make a move, if it gets what it wants.