Formula One Grand Prix of America Official: June 16, 2013

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.”

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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