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Vettel set for New Jersey run

Plans for the New York-based Grand Prix of America step up a gear as organisers confirm Sebastian Vettel will do a preview lap

Sebastian Vettel is to drive a preview lap of the course at the Grand Prix of America next week.

The Red Bull driver will head to New Jersey immediately after this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix, with the outing coming on Monday, June 11, at 2.30 pm [local time]. He will then take part in a press conference with Leo Hindery, race promoter and Keith St. Clair, Infiniti's director of global marketing and communications.

Felix Roque, West New York's mayor and Richard Turner, Weehawken's mayor will also be in attendance.

The inaugural race on the 3.2-mile course, which will run on existing streets in Port Imperial, Weehawken and West New York, along the Hudson River and at the top of the Palisades, with the New York City skyline as the backdrop, is scheduled to take place in June 2013.

You can go for an early simulated lap of the Hermann Tilke circuit by CLICKING HERE.

The announcement meanwhile is a boost for the event, especially as F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone recently said he was still waiting for different parts of the contract to be agreed [see separate story - HERE].

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27.05.2012- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
27.05.2012- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
27.05.2012- Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
Stars and Stripes - American flag
24.05.2012- Free Practice 2, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8

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Oli - Unregistered

June 07, 2012 6:13 PM

What's the point in another race in America? The US hasn't ever been able to sustain one GP, let alone two. Long Beach, Vegas, Detroit, Pheonix, Indy... all lasted just a few years. F1 has no roots in the US, no history there. Meanwhile Spa and Suzuka are not yet confirmed for 2013. There is no French GP. Such a shame that these historic events are having to make way for the likes of the US, India and Korea. Oli

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