F1’s attempt to host grand prix in Miami hits hump in the road

Plan announced this week to host race in Florida city faces opposition from some local people due to its impact and noise

“A vacuum humping a goat”. Well, try and banish the picture, if that is possible, but consider instead the sound. An unholy conjugation of machine and animal from which Formula One would surely like to keep its distance.

This description of the sound of F1 cars is not the aural sculpture the sport wants associated with its expansion in North America. Yet said development, in the form of this week’s announcement of an agreement in principle to host a race in Miami, may yet see the delightfully colourful phrase bandied around for a while longer.

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Source: Formula 1

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