Congratulations, New Jersey – you now have a Grand Prix! Formula One has just published the calendar for the 2014 world championship, and the Garden State is one of four additions, along with Austria, Russia and Mexico, to the schedule. New Jersey is one of several venues listed as "provisional," meaning it is still subject to circuit approval. Regardless, this is a major step forward considering the NJ race was originally scheduled for 2013 but was first pushed back because the track wasn't ready in time, and then canceled altogether due to funding issues.

Now resurrected, the New Jersey Grand Prix of America will take place June 1, 2014 "on a temporary street circuit along the Hudson River in Weehawken and West New York, with the New York City skyline as its backdrop," according to F1. Its addition gives America two grands prix, with the other being the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas (scheduled for November 9, 2014).


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      Jay
      • 1 Year Ago
      So since I live in Weehawken, across from what will be turn 6, here are some of my observations thus far: knowing the roads, the course is going to be awesome. People complain that there will be no overtaking (how many places are there to overtake in Monaco?) but actually, I think there will be a couple- approaching turn 12 and between turns 15 and 18 (DRS zones?). I met David Coulthard last year when he and Red Bull ran a car up and down River Road and Blvd. East and he said from a drivers perspective, the course is a ton of fun to drive on due to the elevation changes and the curves. Yeah, the roads need work, but if he can run the car doing, I dont know, 80, 90mph in their current condition (my video: http://youtu.be/-icKor2wNrg), I think they can get them in race condition with ease. Weehawken has already started doing work such as tearing up the sidewalks along Blvd. East and replacing them, and a lot of work is going on down near the start/finish area. Resurfacing the roads will probably be the last thing they do. And there is nothing wrong with this area. The front straight is a tree lined road with some beautiful condos right on the river with great views of NYC. The views from the back straight are even more spectacular thanks to the elevation. Weehakwen is a quiet residential area, so no, there isnt a ton to look at or do, but so what? Nobody who comes to this race is going to be hanging out here anyway, they'll be in NYC, or in Hoboken when they're not watching the race or practicing. The local businesses will make a killing on the weekend though- the variation of ethnic food here is amazing, rivaled only by NYC. Haters of NJ can just go ahead and hate, you're not doing anything more than displaying your ignorance and lack of knowing anything about NJ. We have a race and you don't, deal with it and STFU.
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good for NJ, I think F1 will make a killing there for sure. Tremendous amount of concentrated wealth, and I think it'll generate a fair amount of tourism revenue also. F1 now covers two very important markets in US.
        Seal Rchin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RGT881
        Tourism? There's no where to stay, NJ is a dump, Newark is the murder capital of North East. Do you know what a stereotypical douche bag from Brooklyn looks like, loud, obnoxious with tattoos all over........That's you typical NJ resident, and i am not even including all the gang bangers out there.
          Seal Rchin
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seal Rchin
          I've been to a Jets game recently, explain how in the entire stadium i was the only one without a tattoo. You ever see that fat white guy wearing flat New Era baseball cap, with tats on his forearms, driving in a huge SUV, blasting rap music.........that's pretty much what every 20 something in NJ looks like. Snooki is not a stereotype..............that's how they really are.
          MiloDavis
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seal Rchin
          You have no idea what your talking about, stop listening to others trash nj. Your ignorance is laughable
      mike_truman
      • 1 Year Ago
      wow, some of you are dumb... there's a reason nj has some of the richest areas in the US. Believe it or not but not all of us are like the people you see on bravo and mtv. Besides I'm proud of my jersey heritage. I fist pump like a boss then Monday morning roll in to my job as a chemist wasting my molecular biology and biochemistry degree on which I've spent many hours on cancer research. Oh yea, I have my tattoo appointment in 2 weeks.
        Seal Rchin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mike_truman
        Well first you say you are not THAT guy, but then you admit that you fist bump and about to get a tattoo. Look i meet lawyers, CPA, professionals all the time............they do not have tattoos. The fact that you are about to get one tells me you are not a chemist...........you may be a street chemist if you know what i mean. Let me guess, tattoo will go on the forearm?
          mike_truman
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seal Rchin
          Just cause I say that not all of us like that doesn't mean I'm not. I'm a mixed bag and yes I'm a chemist cause it's a joke job. I did also get my mol bio & biochem degree at Rutgers. Is it that hard to believe that a smart person can't enjoy jersey life? All my buddies are engineers, some working on projects you couldn't even fathom and the biggest ragers I know. Welcome to Jersey. Way to judge douche. I'm glad my meaningful "invictus" (William ernst henley) tatoo is on the same level as a bicep barb wire.
      Seal Rchin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I tried entering NJ few weeks ago but the told me to go back because i did not have a tattoo.
      Wojo
      • 1 Year Ago
      The NJ Gran Prix will last exactly One year. The Lawsuit-happy people in NJ will no doubt file dozens of lawsuits before the grid even lines up on Sunday. Not worth the hassle.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Wojo
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      TrippulG3
      • 1 Year Ago
      F1 2014 Provisional Calendar: http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/127023.html Sorry, but there's no way in hell this new calendar is going to be approved by the WMSC in December. A Monaco-New Jersey-Montreal tripleheader will NEVER fly (no pun intended). They try to never schedule back-to-back weekends involving a new venue, in case of logistical concerns (shipping/customs/etc.) Jersey will slide off the calendar until 2015. The only reason it's on there provisionally now is to save a little bit of face for the organizers.
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      ap
      • 1 Year Ago
      It will be in West New York, Weehawken. I live 15-20 minutes from there, can't wait.
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      Willy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seen the provisional track layout of the track, looks good, although I do got some reservations. First, most of it are just two lane roads which seems like it won't provide room for overtaking. Second, it will have a beautiful iconic NYC skyline backdrop, the whole area it races on looks like residential area. Not sure they would like all the people and noises that weekend!
      MiloDavis
      • 1 Year Ago
      F1 in North NJ across from NYC, should rake in mucho money.. plus the vast diversity of cultures probably have a bigger fan base of F1 followers in this location. I'll need to go back and visit family next year so i can attend the race ;)
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