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Formula 1 set to add second US race on streets of New Jersey from 2013

Formula 1 is set to have two grands prix in the United States from 2013, with plans for a race around the streets of New Jersey expected to be confirmed as early as next week.

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Ecclestone told AUTOSPORT last year: "It's happening. We are talking to them and trying to do our best. Let's see what happens."

High level sources have revealed that the plans have now reached fruition, and an announcement is expected to be made by New Jersey governor Chris Christie and other local politicians next week.

It is understood that the New Jersey GP will take place in June 2013, so it can be a back-to-back race with Canada, which will then leave the Austin event to keep its place at the tail end of the schedule to tie up with the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday that a press conference has been scheduled at Port Imperial in Weehawken for next Tuesday, where an announcement could be made.

-Autosport

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/95596

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"The streets of New Jersey" is about as broad as broad gets. :P The specific location they mentioned is right by the Lincoln Tunnel, so just imagine how breathtaking the backdrop would be of the NYC skyline. This sounds awesome and I'd definitely make the trip to go to it, even if it is a street circuit. Also would be funny that a F1 course will be closer to be than a NASCAR track in the NYC area.

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Oh good so maybe that'll be an incentive to finally re-pave some of these highways instead of praying to whatever diety you choose everytime you try to change lanes that you won't get swallowed up into a pothole.

Come on it is part of the fun of the Jersey drive experience. Thing of the potholes as ski moguls. Maybe they can have the race in Newark so they can slalom around the double parked cars.

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Knowing New York/New Jersey. They'll try to make the race as awestruck as possible. Be it with Lady Liberty in the background, or the NYC skyline. I do like how F1 is realizing that North America is a big market, even if Formula One has no American, Canadian or Mexican drivers currently.

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Knowing New York/New Jersey. They'll try to make the race as awestruck as possible. Be it with Lady Liberty in the background, or the NYC skyline. I do like how F1 is realizing that North America is a big market, even if Formula One has no American, Canadian or Mexican drivers currently.

If F1 can. They already will have sponsors in for the fact that is is in NYC, but it's hard to do more than that since the PGA Tour has Liberty National for The Barclays. Plus will it attract MotoGP or another series in the future to make it more inviting? You cannot show a skyline of you have to follow cars on a course for the actual race.

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kinda surprised Uncle Bernie wants to add another race, all you hear about is the congested calendar and 20 races is the max number viable, and they still (supposedly) are adding a Russian race in 2014, so i wonder who they would remove to fit these two races into a 20 race calendar..would definitely be cool to see though

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Sounds like they want it near the waterfront of the Hudson River so that Manhattan will be in the background. Ought to be interesting.

If this happens & this is a BIG if, I may have to plan a trip up there. I've always wanted to see a F1 race.

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This has failure written all over it. If you know anything about street courses, they are here and gone in a year or two. The only street courses that work year in and year out are Long Beach and Monaco, and that's because there's history behind them. I will say the reviews of Baltimore and the IRL were good, but street courses are big promises and low results. Could there be anything less exciting than the follow the leader F1 on a street course where there is no room for passing? I think not and this is coming from someone who actually watches Monaco every year. I guess the excitement for this is the same as Chicago Cubs fans thinking about next year. Just deal with reality, it'll be a failure... again.

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This has failure written all over it. If you know anything about street courses, they are here and gone in a year or two. The only street courses that work year in and year out are Long Beach and Monaco, and that's because there's history behind them. I will say the reviews of Baltimore and the IRL were good, but street courses are big promises and low results. Could there be anything less exciting than the follow the leader F1 on a street course where there is no room for passing? I think not and this is coming from someone who actually watches Monaco every year. I guess the excitement for this is the same as Chicago Cubs fans thinking about next year. Just deal with reality, it'll be a failure... again.

Begs the question, why not bring it back to Long Beach if they really feel they need a second US race. The course has always been top notch with several good passing points. It's been run continuously for 37 years now so the organization is more sound than many dedicated road tracks. And it's in a beautiful location in one of the largest metro areas on the continent.

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Knowing New York/New Jersey. They'll try to make the race as awestruck as possible. Be it with Lady Liberty in the background, or the NYC skyline. I do like how F1 is realizing that North America is a big market, even if Formula One has no American, Canadian or Mexican drivers currently.

Actually there is a Mexican driver. Sergio Perez currently drives for Sauber

http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/drivers/867/

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This has failure written all over it. If you know anything about street courses, they are here and gone in a year or two. The only street courses that work year in and year out are Long Beach and Monaco, and that's because there's history behind them. I will say the reviews of Baltimore and the IRL were good, but street courses are big promises and low results. Could there be anything less exciting than the follow the leader F1 on a street course where there is no room for passing? I think not and this is coming from someone who actually watches Monaco every year. I guess the excitement for this is the same as Chicago Cubs fans thinking about next year. Just deal with reality, it'll be a failure... again.

St. Petersburg is a street course thats doing well and making a name for itself.

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