Formula One's inaugural Grand Prix of America, not to be confused with the US Grand Prix slated for mid-November in Austin, TX, has been postponed until the 2014 F1 season. F1 head honcho Bernie Ecclestone has reported that the event, previously expected to take place in Weehawkin, New Jersey in 2013, has now been pushed back by a year.

The Associated Press is reporting Ecclestone as having said, "Everything is set up but now it's too late to finish on time." The New Jersey race had tentatively been scheduled for June 16 of next year.

Reasons for pushing back the race seem to lie in the slow arrival of some funding, and/or road repair and permitting issues. The Jersey Journal reported that organizers fell behind on said logistics, while Ecclestone mentioned, "They got all the permissions together. Everything was done, that was all fine, but then they missed the boat a little on some financing that was coming in." Of course, the very existence of this race has been a contentious issue for some time.


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      ImpulseGTO
      • 2 Years Ago
      Eh the Yankees don't need F1 anyways. Keep it just TX!
      mr chill
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's actually pretty cool. I would love to see a F1 race track around here and I'm from NJ. By the way, the place they are putting it in is far from being a ghetto. I already saw people on the Internet that have never been to NJ come up with their own stupid opinions.
      arenadood
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those F1 races are cool to watch and they draw large crouds. A good thing for local economy.
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jersey?!?! NYC flying past time square over 150 mpg sounds ten times better.
      ying_yang_6o4
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not much interest in F1 up here in North America. Americans only like to watch things go in circles.
      InstantSupercar
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn, I was planning to buy tix for the 2013 season. Now if they go ahead and reduce the engine to V6 (15000rpm cap) for the 2014 season, this wouldn't be nearly as exciting from an aural standpoint.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just want to punch this man square in the face as hard as I can. Just ONCE!
      jcobb
      • 2 Years Ago
      It is "Weehawken" not "Weehawkin".
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      Actually there is a daily F1 in Jersey called rush hour!
      mapoftazifosho
      • 2 Years Ago
      Eff Bernie Ecclestone!