A new leaked document reveals the exact layout and plans for the next Formula One circuit, the Grand Prix of America in New Jersey. The map explains some of the many challenges in bringing F1 to the New York metro area.
Formula One's reigning autocrat, Bernie Ecclestone, told the BBC today that the upcoming New York Grand Prix (set to be held across the Hudson River in New Jersey) may be delayed a year from its planned 2013 date to 2014. It marks the first time the race has been questioned in an official capacity.
During today's press conference announcing the New Jersey Formula One race, officials quoted one UK newspaper as saying the prospective street circuit would "race like Spa, look like Monte Carlo." Awesome. So how'd they find such a pitch-perfect site? Google Earth, apparently.
Yup, it turns out, from this first shot from the official press conference that's about to start, that we were absolutely correct about the layout of the New Jersey F1 race course. And here it is.
The official announcement that New Jersey finally gets its own fist-pumping Formula One race in 2013 comes in just two hours. But I didn't want to wait. So last night I took my own "first drive" of the probable 3.1-mile road course in a Jaguar XKR convertible. This is it.
Formula One, the international motorsport that has struggled mightily to gain a foothold here in the United States wherein their open-wheel cars make both left and right turns, is officially coming to New Jersey in 2013. Yo, Pauly D's totally gonna try to jump Tamara Ecclestone, right?
The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that despite talks stalling last year, Formula One may still be headed to New Jersey for an event in the shadow of the Manhattan skyline.
In response to overtures made by Bernie Ecclestone's Formula One Management, Ltd., Jersey City, New Jersey has announced a track layout for the proposed return of the United States Grand Prix. (What? You were expecting Newark?)