Formula 1

Official: New Jersey to Host Grand Prix of America in 2013

By 2013 the US will boast two races on the F1 calendar.

Governor Chris Christie has made it official that New Jersey is set to follow Austin, Texas in hosting a Grand Prix event, which has been abscent from these shores for five years. "I'm pleased New Jersey will play host to Formula 1, bringing one of the world's most popular sports to our backyard," said Christie. Texas will appear on the 2012 F1 Calendar and in 2013 the US will have two races as New Jersey is added.

The 3.2-mile circuit with views of the NYC skyline will be made up of existing roads through Port Imperial, at the top of the Palisades in Weehawken and West New York; and comparisons are already being made to Spa in Belgium and the classic Monaco street racing circuit. It is expected that "up to 100,000 people" will attend practice, qualifying and race day when the Grand Prix of America comes to the east coast in two years time.

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