Long Beach City Council have unanimously voted for the city to continue includhthe Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The decision comes following weeks of speculation that the city were looking to bring Formula One to Long Beach and following submissions from interested parties including the Long Beach Grand Prix Association (the organisers of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach).
President and CEO of the Long Beach Grand Prix Association, Jim Michaelian stated:
We are delighted in the action of the Long Beach City Council this evening in voting unanimously to authorize City management to enter into a new long-term agreement with the Grand Prix Association starting in 2019.
This means that there will be a continuation of the Verizon IndyCar Series as well as all of the accompanying events that have become such an attractive part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for many years to come.
We also want to thank City staff for the meticulous way in which they evaluated the various options that were submitted. The Grand Prix Association has been an integral part of the fabric of the Long Beach community for 43 years and we look forward to continuing that relationship into the future.
The 44th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will take place on April 13-15.
The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was won by Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe.