• Sep 25, 2009
Formula One impresario Bernie Ecclestone has made no secret of his desire to see his series make a stop in the Big Apple – Manhattan, in point of fact. To that end, our friends at 0-60 thought they'd help him out by drawing up a suggested courses – in fact, in an oddly prescient move, they had already done so, publishing the fantasy circuits in the pages of their Winter 2008 issue.

In any case, with Ecclestone reportedly reaffirming his interest in the Big Apple today, 0-60 has decided to publish the story and the routes online. The routes through Central Park are inspired, although we suspect that more than a few of NYC's anti-car intelligenstia would take issue with that notion. No matter, you can peruse their efforts by clicking on the link below.

[Source: 0-60.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I know it is just showing up on the site now, but it really is an OLD article featured maybe 6 months ago..

      But back on topic, racing through central park doesn't sound feasible.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It wouldnt be that hard... the toronto race is pretty easy on the area, ive been there a couple of times.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      No freaking way. The disruption to business would be extreme, the residents in their high-priced park condos would go NUTS, and Bloomberg would be dragged out and --- well bad things would happen.

      Plus, camera sites would be hard. This would not be a lot of fun to watch on TV or in person.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I live in Manhattan and actually own and keep a car here (a V70R), I love all things about cars and driving but NYC is the worst place to have an F1 race if it is to be done properly. It's one thing if it's like Montreal (a city with many parks and back yards), with a park on a separate island that doesn't affect anything else in the city. Can you imagine shutting down half of any city's busiest commercial neighborhood for days? Also, Central Park is New Yorkers back-yard; you think it'll be given up? Besides, the best seats will be in the office buildings and hotels overlooking the course; does Bernie get a cut of that?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I agree, driving in Central Park would get shot down from all sides. Plus, have you seen the effing potholes and generally horrible roads there? F1 cars would be destroyed before the first lap.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i doubt it will be easy to do the renovation in such a higly congested city..
      • 5 Years Ago
      who takes that senile fast seriously ?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lets hope not. And I couldn't give a rat's arse about inconvenience to people or squirrels - F1 doesn't need any more street circuits. Having all kinds of circuits is good (god knows how people watch oval races) but Melbourne, Monaco, Valencia and Singapore are enough.

      After the big servings of awesomeness that are Spa & Monza, the only thing about the Singapore race that kept me from going to bed was the novelty of it being under lights.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not gonna happen.

      Now that the Canucks have their GP back in Montreal I'd like to see a USGP somewhere out west. West coast is the obvious solution, but I think it might be interesting to see the engineers deal with some higher altitude racing in some place like Denver.

      Or how about Vegas? F1 cars on the strip would make a great photo op for Bernie and his minions.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Forget NYC...how about Skyline Drive from Front Royal Va to Waynesboro Va. No safety enhancements...we shall see who can actually drive and who has guts. Not practical at all, but back in the day this would have been considered. Racing has gotten so sanitized...thankfully there are a few anachronisms left like the Isle of Man TT festival.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Those guys doing the TT really have some balls... sliding around, bottoming out..damn impressive viewing :D
      • 5 Years Ago
      the word "intelligenstia" shouldn't be used to describe these anti-car people. More like a dose of liberal "mental disorder".
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome! Project Gotham Racing comes true!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah, I can't see Central Park happening but a NY GP would be awesome.
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