Sep 24, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT
The planned grand prix in New Jersey was on a new draft calendar shown to the teams during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend, but remains unlikely to appear on the final schedule.
According to Adam Cooper the race was placed in between the Monaco and Canadian Grand Prix weekends which would create an unprecedented triple-header. But transporting the teams’ equipment from Monaco to New York in such a short space of time would not be realistic.
The next free weekend for the race would be June 14th to 15th, in between the Canadian and Austrian rounds. However this would clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours, and FIA president Jean Todt is believed to have a guarantee that F1 will not race on the same weekend as the World Endurance Championship’s blue riband event.
New Jersey’s street race may therefore face another postponement until 2015. It was originally supposed to feature on the 2013 calendar.
The final 2014 schedule is expected to be ratified by the FIA’s World Motor Sports Council on Friday. Russia, Austria and Mexico are also vying to hold races next year. The latter project is backed by Tavo Hellmund who masterminded the new United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas.
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