That things happen fast in Formula One is a given. But just how fast things can turn around is also liable to twist your head around at breakneck speeds.

While the United States has not hosted a Formula One grand prix since 2007, within two years' time it will once again host two. The first we already know about: the United States Grand Prix will join the calendar next season in Austin, Texas (of all places) at the purpose-built Circuit of the Americas. But after much anticipation, officials today announced a second grand prix to be held here in the U.S. along the banks of the Hudson River.

The race, officially to be known as the Grand Prix of America, will be held on a new 3.2-mile street course being carved out of the New Jersey towns of West New York and Weehawken, offering the New York skyline as a panoramic backdrop. The grand prix is currently scheduled for June 2013, when it is expected to draw upwards of 100,000 race fans.


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      Doug Townsend
      • 3 Years Ago
      Personally, I can't see a downside to this. I'm all for it, and maybe I'll even splurge for tickets. Sounds awesome!
      Jay
      • 3 Years Ago
      I live on the proposed course in Weehawken, and I'm telling you, this is awesome. The roads are wide enough for passing and there are awesome elevation changes. It may not be in a place as glamorous as Monaco, but course vs. course, this has it beat hands down.
      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      What exit?
      sdanenberger4
      • 3 Years Ago
      What about the purpose built F1 facilities at Indianapolis??? Has that been buried forever???
      MotorworldHype
      • 3 Years Ago
      This couldn't happen in California why? Is F1 just afraid of this state or what? Of all the places they choose to hold a race in America they choose a huge empty field in Texas and Gudio's playground. Why not California, Florida, or Illinois (Chicago)?
        Narom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MotorworldHype
        This isn't a case of F1 saying "We are going to New Jersey" this is New Jersey saying "We are bringing F1 here". If Cali, Florida or Illinois wanted F1 they could have bought the rights to host a race if they wanted to.
        Basil Exposition
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MotorworldHype
        Why would California, Florida, or Illinois be any better than NJ?
      Rapid Monkey93
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anybody want to take a guess at what'll be appearing on a future season of Jersey Shore? I can see it now: Guido commentary on F1 racing... Fantastic.
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 3 Years Ago
      the fastest race is the one out of jersey.
      thepennyracer
      • 3 Years Ago
      as a Jersey resident, I'm really pumped for this. also, as a Jersey resident, I'm always looking for a way out of Jersey.
        M
        • 3 Years Ago
        @thepennyracer
        You mean you're really (fist) pumped for this, surely :) P.S. I'm a fellow NJ resident
      Carbon Fibre
      • 3 Years Ago
      YES, more tracks in this country please, we need to infuse a real Motorsport here and make it popular.
      Basil Exposition
      • 3 Years Ago
      Street course in Jersey >>> Dedicated track in Austin
      mx5hong
      • 3 Years Ago
      FYI, as a life long NY'er, NJ is not the land of the Guidos. It's nearby Staten Island NY. During the summer they flock to the Shore.
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      street races suck, except for Monaco
        nismokid02
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        Agreed. I'm all for more races in the US but a purpose build track is much more appealing versus a stop and go street circuit.
        TOGO
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        Roger that! Weehawken NJ is no Monaco
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