Ecclestone casts doubt on New Jersey race in 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 09:26

New York: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has cast doubt on New Jersey hosting a grand prix in June 2013 despite a 10-year agreement announced last year.

"Maybe the New York race will be 2013," he told the BBC on Tuesday. "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.

Austin had looked unlikely to go ahead until an agreement over hosting fees was reached between Ecclestone and local organisers in December.

Bureau Report



First Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 09:26

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