May 11, 2013, 7:52 AM EDT
Bernie Ecclstone has cast doubt on the proposed grand prix in New Jersey next season, saying that he is unsure whether or not it will go ahead.
In an interview with British F1 broadcasters, the BBC, Ecclestone was certain that the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi will go ahead, but he could not give the same answer when it came to New Jersey.
“I’m not sure, I have no idea about that,” Ecclestone said.
He did however reveal that a decision would be made in the coming few months.
When asked about a time scale for a final decision over the race, Ecclestone said “another couple of months.”
Pundit Eddie Jordan reinforced Ecclestone’s words: “New Jersey, you can forget it for the moment.”
This will undoubtedly come as a blow to many American Formula One fans who were hoping to secure a second race for 2014, following the returning United States Grand Prix last season at the Circuit of the Americas. Although Ecclestone has not made a final decision over the race, it seems that he is more focused on securing Russia’s place on the calendar next season, instead of a second race in the USA.
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