F1 » Jordan: New Jersey race 'huge' for F1


Eddie Jordan admits that an F1 race in New Jersey is a 'huge deal' for the sport

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gph - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 5:21 PM

another gimmick, debases the sport. Further, how do you think Austin feels today? Why would I travel to Texas when I can wait for the "Crown Jewel" event in a(large)area that contains something like 70% of the US population? Money Talks,that's why the "race" is in New Jersey now.

rsvman

October 26, 2011 5:52 PM

Eddie is right. We have a thing here called Madison Avenue which on balance controls advertising in the US. Since many of the NYers don't drive, they have been funding mostly stick and ball sports, with the exception of NASCAR. This will give US advertisers a new view of Formula 1 and in fact all motorsports a lift. Another plus is that New Jersey is actually one of the richest states in the country, if not the richest, and that might be important to Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren.

Brad Dill - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 5:56 PM

"A race in the centre of a major city has huge upsides. There are difficulties in terms of getting around, but it pales into insignificance compared with the benefits for the teams, the country, the city, commercially for Formula 1 and just the whole euphoria of the thing."

I hate to break it to Eddie but this isn't in the centre of NY City, its in NJ with a "backdrop" of NY. Yes the teams will be able to wine and dine in NY, but not exactly the same. I also agree that Texas must be stinging right now. If a foreigner wants to go to a US Grand Prix, will they fly to Austin or visit NY? (my guess is they will choose NY).

Droog

October 26, 2011 6:30 PM

There are some "credible" theories regarding Multiple Universes.
Wonder which one EJ lives in.

If anyone out there is familiar with Don Cherry from Ice Hockey, I'm sure EJ is related somehow. At least EJ's tailor isn't quite as bad.

swingaxle8 - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 6:46 PM

This is what they should've done in the first place even before Austin. And everyone who has commented on here I'm not saying that what you think is wrong but do you not realize by now the New York IS one of the biggest markets for just about everything. I don't understand what the argument is all about.

swingaxle8 - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 6:49 PM

@gph Are you kidding? 70% of the US population? Tell me you are joking and you aren't stupid. It's the most populated US city true. It has 8,000,000 people vs 300,000,000 in the US. You need to check your math dude. You are crazy.

sodesu

October 26, 2011 11:42 PM

This could actually be good for F1 in the US AND in Austin, because two races will probably help raise the interest for the sport altogether. Maybe not good for visitor count but possibly for sponsorship income in the long term. Also, introducing F1 in NY which is a proper international, cosmopolitan, multi-cultural city may be a lot easier than in Texas. And once the New Yorkers become interested it will gain more national media coverage which in turn might make the Texans more interested. Having said that though I have to say it's quite possible Austin would have preferred to be the sole US race. Then again, this may have been on the table already in the talks with Texas, who knows?

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