After years of doing without a grand prix in the United States altogether, Formula One is gearing up to return to these shores in a big way. The United States Grand Prix is set to take place later this year at the newly constructed Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. And next year, the Grand Prix of America is scheduled to join the calendar in New Jersey, just across the river from Manhattan. But will the Jersey race be ready in time?

According to the latest reports, that second grand prix in the U.S. could be pushed off until 2014. This according to a quote attributed to Bernie Ecclestone, the man who orchestrates the commercial aspects of the sport – including where the races are held.

While he was at it, Ecclestone also reportedly indicated that the French Grand Prix will be back on the calendar within the next couple of years. But rather than holding it at Magny-Cours where it was held from 1991 through 2008, the renewed French Grand Prix – absent from the calendar every year since – will go back to the Paul Ricard circuit where it was held in the 70s and 80s (a track which Ecclestone just happens to own himself).

The arrangement will, according to reports, alternate year-to-year with the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa.


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      sundude
      • 2 Years Ago
      I cringe at the thought of losing the Belgian Grand Prix in favour of this or any other race on the calendar. Spa is one of my all-time favourite race tracks in Formula One.
      thePeterN
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ecclestone up to his usual tricks. Jerking everyone around to milk every last cent out of them. Of course he'd rather them race at HIS OWN track rather then at Spa (the most Scenic of tracks on the schedule). The guy is just rotten.
      Erik
      • 2 Years Ago
      How could these fools take Spa off the calendar?? Bernie has outlived his usefulness to F1. He already looks as if he has risen from the dead, time for this greedy demon to retire back into whatever abyss he clambered out of.
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Driving in New Jersey is already hell, I can't imagine it being fun even in an F1 car.
      suthrn2nr
      • 2 Years Ago
      noooooo! i was looking forward to this -_-
      diamond89
      • 2 Years Ago
      Im filled with rage at the thought of losing the race at SPA that is my all time favorite track. The scenery and elevation changes make for some of the best racing all season. Paul ricard is a great circuit but not as good as SPA
      ufgrat
      • 2 Years Ago
      Spa has been on the edge of getting cut for years due to costs and noise complaints. I suspect it'll be gone within 5 years, sadly. Hope I'm wrong.
      john m
      • 2 Years Ago
      Need more time to fix all the pot holes???
      lorenzo
      • 2 Years Ago
      let's hope NJ never happens. Street races are soooo boaring
      Junkyard Willie
      • 2 Years Ago
      You might wanna take it easy at the Buffet big fella.
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chris Christy is pretty smart cookie to avoid the $$$ F1 circus. It's a lot like the Olympics...impossible to justify to the city hosting it, the Austin Texas venue notwithstanding. The only one certain to make $$$ is Ecclestone and his cronies.
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bad F1 racing goes on each day with situation and Snookie wannabes crashing their Bimmers & Altimas on I80, i287 and the GSP.
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