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

Formula 1

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.

You Might Also Like
10 Cars That Make Us Miss Pop-Up Headlights
10 Cars That Make Us Miss Pop-Up Headlights
The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Is A Supercharged Bargain
The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Is A Supercharged Bargain
Ford Mustang Splits In Half In Illegal Street Race

This is the best example of dumb luck you'll ever see.

The World's Weirdest Wheel Designs

Sometimes the most basic customization tool goes drastically wrong...

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

LEAKED: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Revealed At Private Event

This is the first pic we have seen of the supercharged range-topper

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.