One of the most anticipated stages of the 2022 Formula 1 season will be that of You love me, announced by the Circus with great fanfare last April. The Florida race, which will represent the second American leg of the season – at least theoretically – in addition to Austin, has however been carried away for a long time legal disputes, linked to various committees of citizens who did not want F1 cars in their neighborhood. Just today, however, came the sentence of a district judge, Robert N. Scola, Jr., who rejected one civil rights lawsuit filed by a group of Miami Gardens residents against the event.
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According to these citizens, the fact of having the GP play in the area surrounding the Hard Rock Stadium, the American football facility where the Miami Dolphins play, represented in fact a racial discrimination towards them. The race was originally scheduled to take place in the city of Miami, but was later moved to this neighboring area. The area of Miami Gardens it is 73.3% populated – according to the latest census – by ‘black or African-American’ people. According to the judge, the mere fact of wanting to compete in that area is not, however, sufficient to demonstrate that there was a discriminatory intent.
“Indeed – wrote Scola – many of the complaints indicate that the county’s decision was driven solely by race-neutral economic and political motivations “.