Several months typically pass between when the FIA releases the provisional calendar for the next year's Formula One World Championship and when it releases the final version. The gap is usually bridged by a fair share of back-and-forth speculation over which races will make the cut, but this year's has looked even more feverish than usual from where we sit, principally for one reason: namely, that the provisional calendar included a new race in New Jersey.
New Jersey Grand Prix
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
Six months ago, we were going to have two Formula One grands prix in America in 2013 – the Austin round at the Circuit of the Americas track and the Grand Prix of America on the streets of New Jersey. Then, three months ago, F1 impresario Bernie Ecclestone told BBC Sport that the event could be pushed back to 2014, without elaborating as to why. This week, Bernie's told BBC Sport again that "No. Definitely no," the NJ race wouldn't go down in 2013, this time clarifying that it's because he
If you thought Formula One racing had a checkered history in America, well – you're right. Over the years, the United States Grand Prix has been held in more locations and has suffered from more hiatuses than a drug addicted musician's touring schedule. But a good portion of that drama has been played out in New York. Upstate, Watkins Glen hosted the United States Grand Prix for longer than any other single location, but the past few decades have also seen efforts to bring an F1 race to Ne