After months of speculation on whether or not a deal could be done to make the Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial a reality, the date has been set for June 16th, 2013, and this time there’s no asterisk next to it.
The inaugural Grand Prix of America will join the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship and will be part of the 20-race schedule that spans across 19 countries on five continents. It will be the first Formula One race held in the New York / New Jersey area in the 63-year history of Formula One. Three days of actions will kick off the event, from June 14th to June 16th, as teams from all around the world will put the all-new 3.2-mile street circuit to the test.
“The support we have had from elected officials like New Jersey Governor Christie and the mayors of Weehawken and West New York, a committed property developer and a great management team has been incredible,” said Leo Hindery Jr., race promoter and executive director. “They have stuck by us through this process and we owe them our thanks. The Grand Prix of America will be a special and historic race for New Jersey and New York, for the drivers and, most importantly, for the dedicated fans of Formula One racing.”