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Is New Jersey race in doubt?

It's been over a year in the making but now the people behind the Grand Prix of America are in for a nervous few days.

New Jersey is set to host the Grand Prix of America in 2013. The track has been included on the provisional calender for next season and is currently set to be included on the final draft when it's put towards the Motor Sport council ahead of the weekend.

Formula One has not returned to America since the race in Indianapolis in 2007.

In a few weeks time Formula One will be heading to the brand new $250 million purpose built track in Austin, Texas, who will host the United States Grand Prix until 2021. While the New Jersey track is set to host the Grand Prix of America from 2013.

For Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone he has always wanted a race in New York City.

Ecclestone's vision was to have the race by the Hudson River in New Jersey, with the Manhattan skyline overlooking the circuit and that vision is now edging nearer with a 3.2-mile street circuit.

The circuit that is proposed incorporates existing roads through Port Imperial and the Palisades in Weehawken and West New York.

It is estimated that up to 100,000 people will attend the event across practice, qualifying and race day.

However despite virtually everyone in Formula One being keen to have two races in the USA, the New Jersey race is apparently in doubt.

While development has moved forward they have failed to meet all the T&C within their Formula One Management agreement.

Speaking to the Guardian Ecclestone revealed: 'The organisers have not complied with the terms and conditions of the contract,'

'We are pretty close to the final deadline. We have a world council meeting coming up.

'I think if somebody got behind them it could happen in 2013 because they have come a long way with the circuit.'









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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 26 2012

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