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Grand Prix of America - Port Imperial


This Tuesday, from a press conference on the shore of Weehawken New Jersey, the Grand Prix of America - Port Imperial was announced for the 2013 season.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, along with Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, West New Jersey Mayor Felix Roque, and Leo Hindery, founding chairman and promoter, unveiled plans for the race.

Austin F1 Fans Weigh In on "Grand Prix of America - Port Imperial"

Before yesterday's press conference on SPEED TV, we posed a question to our fans: What are your initial thoughts on adding an F1 race to the 2013 calendar in Weehawken and West New York, New Jersey?

It's an unscientific poll, but the majority of the respondents are in favor of an additional Formula One race in the United States because of the potential to grow the American fan base.

Official Statement from Circuit of The Americas on F1 Race in New Jersey

Steve SextonWhile watching the "GP of America at Port Imperial" press conference on Speed, which we will cover in detail shortly, we wanted to share this official statement from Circuit of the Americas:

"The announcement of a New Jersey-based Formula 1 race is great news for motor sports fans in North America. It will be a unique street course race and is yet another acknowledgment of the viability, demand, economic benefit and prestige a Grand Prix brings to a region. The New Jersey race also demonstrates F1's strong commitment to elevating awareness of the sport, which can only help build the fan base." - Steve Sexton, President of Circuit of the Americas 

 Here are some images from the Press Conference (unofficial):