New Jersey announces Formula One race from 2013

Reuters

Tue, 25 Oct 20:06:00 2011

New Jersey will host a round of the Formula One world championship from 2013, the state governor Chris Christie confirmed on Tuesday.

Christie made the announcement, along with the mayors of New Jersey towns West New York and Weehawken, by the banks of the Hudson River where the street-circuit race will be held.

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has yet to confirm the new race has been approved but has long supported the idea of holding a race against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.

The U.S. has not hosted a Formula One race since Indianapolis in 2007 but is scheduled to stage a Grand Prix at Austin, Texas from next year.

 

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