F1’s Ecclestone Tight-Lipped Over 2013 New Jersey Grand Prix

By iSportconnect | April 18, 2012

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone remains coy over whether New Jersey will actually host the 2013 grand prix even though a 10-year partnership was secured last year.


“Maybe the New York race will be 2013,” he told the BBC. “It’s a when, 2013 or 2014.”


The east-coast race is likely to be coupled with Canada on successive weekends and would give the United States two rounds of the championship, with Austin in Texas due to make a debut on the calendar this November if its new circuit is ready in time.


New Jersey’s street-circuit race is due to be held on the banks of the Hudson river with New York’s Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.

The United States, a key market for Formula One manufacturers such as Ferrari and Mercedes as well as team sponsors, has not had a grand prix since Indianapolis in 2007.