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New York race postponed until 2014

New York race won't take place in 2013

The Grand Prix of America, scheduled to take place on a street circuit on the shores of the River Hudson in New York, has been postponed until 2014, F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed.

“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,” he added. “That's the bottom line.”

The news follows reports that the promoters have fallen behind schedule in terms of obtaining the necessary permits for the race to use certain sections of the waterfront, while repairs to other areas of the dramatic multi-elevation course are also taking longer than expected.

According to local website nj.com, Weehawken mayor Richard Turner has said a formal announcement will be made later today.

The race, the second in the USA to be included on the F1 2013 calendar, was the one remaining event to carry an asterisk, denoting 'to be confirmed', when the FIA's World Motor Sport Council ratified the 20-race schedule at the end of last month.

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Sebastian Vettel samples the proposed Port Imperial F1 circuit in New York City   [pic credit: Red Bull media]
Sebastian Vettel samples the proposed Port Imperial F1 circuit in New York City   [pic credit: Red Bull media]
08.09.2012- Free Practice 3, Bernie Ecclestone (GBR), President and CEO of Formula One Management

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CharlesForester - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 11:51 AM

Bernie goes to so much trouble because it's a MASSIVELY under-represented market, and the largest economy on the planet. Granted, a lot of Americans like the NASCRAP... but there are millions upon millions of Americans that enjoy formula one, and would gladly spend their hard-earned cash supporting a race here.

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