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New Jersey GP application formally submitted

Sep 22, 2013, 4:30 AM EST

Sebastian Vettel AP

The proposed Grand Prix of America in New Jersey has taken a step forward after it was confirmed last night that the application to host the race has been submitted to the national organization, ACCUS (Automobile Competitions Committee for the United States), paving the way for it to claim a place on the 2014 calendar.

The first draft calendar was released earlier this month, omitting the race from the schedule as Mexico City became a surprise inclusion, having last hosted a race in 1992. However, the organizers in New Jersey insisted that this was purely because the application had not been submitted to the national association, with race promoter Leo Hindery Jr. explaining earlier this month that he fully expected to be on the final calendar despite the setback. The Russian Grand Prix also missed its national deadline, yet it still appeared on the draft schedule.

Speaking to NBC Sports, a spokesperson from GP America said: “The ACCUS listing application was completed and submitted, as planned.”

Further to that, a report from Autosport in Singapore states that a space has been made for New Jersey on a revised ‘draft’ calendar for 2014, featuring an unprecedented twenty-two races. The slot for the race at Port Imperial has been listed as “to be confirmed” on June 1st, one week before the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

The World Motor Sport Council is set to meet at the end of the month in Croatia to finalize a provisional calendar. Should the race in New Jersey go ahead as planned in 2014, it would be the first time in thirty years that America has hosted two grands prix in one season.

  1. worknman24hours - Sep 22, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    This thing is so contaminated I wouldn’t get my money anywhere near it.

    The press should get all over this because how the race gets funded and where the money comes from will give a great big eye on just how Formula One does business worldwide.

    If I was a New Jersey taxpayer, I’d be really interested in protecting my tax base here.

    Let’s get all the players in this New jersey F1 race fiasco in a series of news articles as this thing goes forward.

    Should be a fun read.

    New Jersey F1 in 2016 maybe?

  2. worknman24hours - Sep 22, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Vito says the Godfather expects his chunk of the pay offs,kapish?

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