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New Jersey confirms 10-year F1 deal

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Scott Webber, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Scott Webber

    Scott Webber


    Formula One will be making a stopover in New Jersey from 2013 after the state's governor confirmed it will join the calendar in two years' time.

    The announcement means the United States will host two grands prix in the near future as the United States Grand Prix, to be staged in Austin, which will be featured next year.

    The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the relevant authorities guarantees the Grand Prix of America for 10 years.
    "I'm pleased that New Jersey will play host to Formula One beginning 2013, bringing one of the world's most popular and exciting sports right to our backyard," Governor Chris Christie said in a statement.

    "The race will be a 3.2 mile road race(Street Circuit) , run on existing roads through Port Imperial and at the top of the Palisades in Weehawken and West New York.

    "Up to 100,000 people are expected to attend each race, starting with practice Friday, qualifying on Saturday and racing on Sunday.

  2. Juen-Jen Wang

    Juen-Jen Wang

    Well this is going to suck a little for IndyCar because Indy can't compete with F1. But two F1 US grand prix might have the US open wheel audience flock to become F1 fans?
  3. Eric Parker

    Eric Parker

    I would hope, but I am not a big fan of street races in general. Having said that... I have a brother that lives across the river in NY, ie a free place to stay if I decide to get a ticket.
  4. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    How much space does he have at his place? :) lol
  5. Thomas Dougherty

    Thomas Dougherty

    As a resident of New Jersey, I did the weirdest dance when I heard about this. I'm so damned exciting for this! For some reason I love street races, but the track seems kind of...boring.
    But oh well, it's new jersey.