New Jersey GP confirmed for 2013 and beyond

View from Hamilton Park, Weehawken, NJ

Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, has confirmed the state signed a 10-year-deal to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix from 2013.

“I’m pleased New Jersey will play host to Formula 1, bringing one of the world’s most popular sports to our backyard,” he said.

“I can assure Formula One that this is one of the wisest decisions you have ever made, to come and hold this event in New Jersey.

“The race will be a 3.2 mile road race, run on existing roads through Port Imperial and at the top of the Palisades in Weehawken and West New York.”

The image above was taken at Hamilton Park, Weehawken, which will be close to the new 5.14km street circuit, and portrays the view from across the Hudson River to Manhattan.

Formula One hasn’t held a race in the US since 2007. The sport will return Stateside in November next year with the inaugural United States Grand Prix to be held at a purpose-built facility in Austin, Texas.

[Source: Autosport & The Telegraph | Pic: NederlandsNederlands]