Formula One race in Miami proposed for October 2019

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    (CNN)Formula One could be headed for downtown Miami next year, the sport's organizers revealed Wednesday.

    Miami city commissioners will meet next week to discuss a proposal put to them by F1 organizers which would see the inaugural race take place in October 2019.
    If agreed, Miami will host a grand prix each year until 2028 and become the second US stop on F1's world championship calendar, along with Austin, Texas.
      "With over half a billion fans worldwide, Formula One is the greatest racing spectacle on the planet," F1's managing director of commercial operations Sean Bratches said in a statement.
      "Miami's status as one of the world's most iconic and glamorous cities, combined with its robust tourism infrastructure, makes Miami the perfect destination for Formula One and its fans."
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      One of the supporters of the proposal is Stephen Ross, owner of NFL franchise Miami Dolphins. Ross is also a key figure in moving the Miami Open tennis tournament to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019.
      "Miami is a first-class global city and Formula One is a first-class global brand," Ross said in a statement.
      "In cooperation with the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County, I am confident we can deliver yet another global event that will be a destination for people from around the world and drive economic value to South Florida."
      In April, CNN The Circuit asked a selection of drivers where in the world they'd like to see an F1 race, and current championship leader Lewis Hamilton chose Miami.