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New Jersey organizers still believe in 2014 chance

Sep 18, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

F1 New Jersey AP

The organizers of the planned F1 street race in New Jersey still believe they will be on the 2014 calendar despite being left off a draft schedule last month.

“We never had any expectation of being on a preliminary schedule,” race promoter Leo Hindery Jnr told Sporting Life.

“The calendar decision will be made later this month, and although I can’t guarantee anything, we fully expect to be on it.”

It’s almost two years since the original announcement of the ambitious plan to bring Formula One to the Hudson River waterfront, in sight of the famed Manhattan skyline.

Although F1 has accepted the possibility of holding a second race in the USA alongside the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, the first attempt to get the race on the calendar this year failed.

“Hands down this has been the toughest challenge of my career,” Hindery admitted.

He said Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is behind the project, providing they deliver everything on time: “Bernie told us if we stayed consistent with the rules and applications then he would expect there to be a New Jersey race.”

“Time-wise, we have done everything we have been told to do, and when to do it.”

New Jersey is one of four venues vying to join the calendar next year, along with Austria, Mexico and Russia.

  1. apexassassin - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Money talks and bullshit walks. Pay Bernie and have the race already. At least this circuit looks interesting and challenging…

    that’s much more than I could say about 90% of the new circuits.

  2. dms5150 - Sep 18, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    This race will NOT happen in 2014. If it does, I’ll come to your house and take the garbage out.

    • apexassassin - Sep 19, 2013 at 12:26 PM


      • indycarseries500 - Sep 19, 2013 at 12:59 PM

        His mother’s aunt’s nephew’s daughter’s cousin’s friend’s sister was once at the same Starbucks as Petra Eccelstone?

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