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      10-19-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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NJ Grand Prix off the calendar for 2013

Can't say I'm totally shocked but if they could build an entire circuit from scratch in about a year, why couldn't they get it together for a street circuit?

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F1: Ecclestone Confirms New Jersey Off 2013 Schedule
Bernie Ecclestone says organizers of the GP of America in New Jersey 'couldn't get everything ready in time' for 2013...
Adam Cooper | http://www.speedtv.com | Posted October 19, 2012 Balen (BEL)








Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that New Jersey will not host a F1 race in 2013, and that the inaugural event will be postponed by a year.

The news – first revealed by SPEED.com Thursday – will be formally announced by the mayors of Weekhawken and West New York on Friday.

Organizers had lagged behind in obtaining the necessary permit and arranging resurfacing work.

“They've run out of time,” Ecclestone told Reuters. “There's all sorts of things ... and they didn't quite think it all through. They've had a wake-up call but the wake-up call came too late.

“They couldn't get everything ready in time. That's the bottom line.”

The race is unlikely to be replaced, which means there will be 19 events next season.
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Interesting that release focuses on permit issues (etc.) but doesn't mention anything about money. Apparently Bernie said they lacked proper investment and if they could find a couple more large investors quickly they could still make it happen. Guess that didn't pan out for them. Shame. Let's hope the effort doesn't fizzle and we see it in 2014.
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Given what I saw in those Red Bull test run videos I would be astonished if they had managed to pull it all together in time. Repaving the course is not the big problem, it's creating all the things that don't exist (you want to build a complex on the Hudson river? I bet you need permits from 6 different agencies). Of course, Bernie also wants to be paid first.
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That's fine, now which circuit is going to fill in?
Turkey Istanbul?
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thanks a lot.... thanks for your information... very much useful for me.... keep on posting...:-)
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Oh well maybe next time
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I really cant wait for this to happen...we better not be lied to
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The F1 calendar has been chaotic in recent years. Circuits in circuits out, maybe yes maybe no. WTF. I'd be so happy if the NJ Grand Prix happened. Just a drive from NYC!
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The F1 calendar has been chaotic in recent years. Circuits in circuits out, maybe yes maybe no. WTF. I'd be so happy if the NJ Grand Prix happened. Just a drive from NYC!
A Drive? Just take a ferry over! It's literally the next piece of land over from the West Side Hwy...
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A Drive? Just take a ferry over! It's literally the next piece of land over from the West Side Hwy...
You are correct. Even easier. I really hope it happens. Trackdays on an F1 circuit in our own backyard.
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You are correct. Even easier. I really hope it happens. Trackdays on an F1 circuit in our own backyard.
Its a street circuit...no track days.


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NJ shore guys at an F1 track all fake tanned up ginny t shirted screaming for big red?
Yeah I would pay to watch that!
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Its a street circuit...no track days.


And Watkin's Glen will be for you!

Waddaya mean no track days? Every day's a friggin track day if ya time da lights right.
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NJ shore guys at an F1 track all fake tanned up ginny t shirted screaming for big red?
Yeah I would pay to watch that!
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