New Jersey GP confirmed for 2013
As of 2013, Formula One will have a race in New Jersey. Organisers have today officially confirmed that Weehawkan will see F1 cars race on the shoreline of the Hudson river, minutes away from New York City.
The Grand Prix will take place in Weehawken and West New York, on a track built by Hermann Tilke. It will however include existing roads and steep elevation changes as it climbs steep cliffs alongside the Hudson.
The track in its entirety will be 3.2 miles long and cars will run clockwise around it.
The race will run for the first time in June 2013, most likely to be a back-to-back race with the Canadian GP in Montreal. Just like with the Austin GP, a 10-year-deal with FOM is in place.
While there is positive news coming out that the race would mean a $100 million dollar benefit for the region, doubts have already been cast about the race's funding. Ticket prices are also expected to be high, with an avarage of $360 per seat.
The tentative name for the race is the Formula 1 Grand Prix of America.