Bernie says Azerbaijan in 2016, New Jersey maybe

Another new grand prix looks set to join the F1 calendar with Bernie Ecclestone confirming to Forbes.com he has done a deal for a race to be hosted in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, in 2016. At the behest of Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull there is a 20-race limit on the F1 season and […]

GP of America plans up in smoke once again

We suspected this was going to happen, so it’s no surprise to read a report suggesting the Grand Prix of America, aka the New York GP, will be postponed until 2015. In a telephone interview Bernie Eccelstone said of the race: “We are not satisfied it’s going to happen in time. What we’re aiming for […]

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

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Grand Prix of America promoter Leo Hindery Jr, god bless him, still has dreams of New Jersey hosting a grand prix next year. The 2014 F1 calendar already has 21 races pencilled in and that’s without including the “New York” race. Hindery Jr said: “Even if it ain’t all it seems, I got a pocket […]

Bernie wants Red Bull to save NJ GP

Despite confirmation that the Grand Prix of America, aka the New Jersey Grand Prix, has been postponed until 2014, a new report suggests F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is open to the race being saved for 2013. Indeed, Bernie himself has suggested that Charem Yoovidhya, the Thai national who owns 51% of Red Bull, could step […]

New York’s Grand Prix postponed until 2014

Given the ongoing rumblings, it’s no surprise to read confirmation that the Grand Prix of America has been officially postponed until 2014. Construction delays have been blamed for the decision. For now, at least, Leo Hindery Jr, race promoter, and Bernie Ecclestone, F1 supremo, are finally signing off the same tune. Leo Hindery Jr: “We […]

“They don’t have a contract.”

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The future of the 2013 New York Grand Prix, aka the Grand Prix of America, is again being questioned after Bernie Ecclestone revealed race organisers, “have not complied with the terms and conditions of the contract which is now gone anyway. “They don’t have a contract.” The 2013 F1 calendar is due to be ratified […]

Red Bull’s tunnel vision

Finally we can bring you the edited promo version of Red Bull Racing’s “American Vacation”. If you missed it last week David Coulthard was plonked in an RB7 and given licence to go crazy on the streets of New York and New Jersey. It’s all in the name of promoting the Grand Prix of America, […]

David Coulthard lights up New York

David Coulthard and his Red Bull Racing colleagues recently stopped by New York for a little holiday. While there they managed to dust off a couple of 2011 title-winning RB7 showcars for a quick spin. We have 11 images sourced from Red Bull along with a couple of teaser videos. A longer clip will be […]

Grand Prix of America releases new logo

At the end of June, when Sebastian Vettel appeared at the Grand Prix of America course in New Jersey, those paying attention may have noticed the Grand Prix of America logo. But if you missed never mind, because here it is. In an official statement announcing the new logo organisers said: “After reviewing dozens of […]

Grand Prix of America on hold until 2014?

The inaugural Grand Prix of America is due to be held in June 2013. However, Bernie Ecclestone has, again, suggested next year may be one year too soon and that a 2014 debut could be on the cards. Giving mixed messages Ecclestone told the BBC that the race would “definitely” not go ahead in 2013, […]

Vettel: New Jersey track compares to Spa

Sebastian Vettel and David Coulthard were on hand in Weehawken, New Jersey yesterday to preview the 5.14km street circuit which will be home to the 2013 Grand Prix of America. So what’s this new track like then? After driving the course Sebastian Vettel gave it the thumbs up, saying: “The circuit is great. One section […]

Vettel first to drive New Jersey F1 circuit

Next Monday Sebastian Vettel will be the first of the current F1 drivers to get a taste for the new Grand Prix of America street circuit. The dual world champ will be dropping by the New Jersey site on his way to home from the Canadian Grand Prix. In the presence of race promoter Leo […]