Racing

Electric version of Grand Prix courting Miami for a 2015 race

 

dhanks@MiamiHerald.com

Organizers of the electric version of the Grand Prix hope to bring their race to downtown Miami next year.

The Formula E Championship is pursuing Miami for an updated version of the Grand Prix races that used to roar through downtown. This iteration would invovle battery-powered “Formula E” race cars, where pit stops involve the driver hopping into a new, fully-charged vehicle.

A London-based company, Formula E Holdings, is rolling out a series of races for the Formula E’s debut season, and Miami has been tentatively slated for March 14, 2015. But first the company must win city approval for the event. Miami commissioners last year voiced support for the concept, and on Tuesday Miami-Dade comissioners are scheduled to consider a county study on whether the race is a good idea.

County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata sponsored the motion directing county staff to prepare a report within 90 days “on the feasability” of bringing both traditional Formula One racing as well as the electric-powerd Formula E racing to downtown Miami.

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