New Jersey: We will be racing
6 October 2012 – Organisers for next year’s brand-new Grand Prix of America have stressed that their race will be taking place on the streets of New Jersey. Questions marks have recently been raised by FOM head Bernie Ecclestone, who has visited the facility this week.
The race, complete with a backdrop of the iconic New York City skyline, is set to take place next June and one week after the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. After Ecclestone has cast some doubt over the new race over recent weeks, Race Promoter Leo Hindery has stressed that it will be happening as planned.
“We will be racing,” Hindery told Bloomberg. “We don’t have existing facilities which can be inspected today, so when he says we are subject to a review…all that means is that we are subject to review until the race date; that is just because of the nature of a street course hosting a race for the first time.
“We still have a few pieces to put together here, but the sport is right behind us and we are thrilled to be on the calendar for next year.”
The New Jersey event on the Port Imperial street track will be the second American gathering on the calendar, after Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas which will host the returning United States Grand Prix for the first time this November.