FIA still has NJ on the calendar after Friday's World Motor Sport Council in Paris.
Anyway, it's obvious (because they said so) that the corners are even copied from other places. But he still designed the track to incorporate those features over the terrain of the land. Hopefully this will lead to people saying "well he finally got one right"...
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well on one hand, it was screwing with my plans to get to le mans in 2013 (it likely would have been the same weekend). on the other hand, f'u bernie! my buddy lives within SIGHT of the proposed track in hoboken, so you ruined my 2013 east coast GP/road trip plans!
Did Bernie finally figure out the New Jersey race was in New Jersey?
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
Another article, more local, is confirming the postponement.
F1 can make a crap load of $$ in this market. They should do it.
Without being under the light Singapore would be much less interesting. And only reason Monaco is in F1 is because its Monaco. Valencia is a bore every year...
I would have been much more surprised if it were to be going on next year.
I'm still doubt we'll have it in 2014. I would love it, as I live in NYC, but still think it's unrealistic.
Like the article said, the people involved on the NJ side were oblivious to all it entailed.
I also think the mayors in NJ and the Governor are expecting the race to bring in much more money than it will. It wll bring in some money to the towns, but I would think the vast majority of spending by fans would be in NYC. If you are traveling to see this race, why the heck would you hang out in NJ when NYC is 15 minutes away?!! NJ should figure out some revenue sharing deal w NY if that's possible......if the race does go forward.
The official Red Bull video of NY/NJ was sick though!!
Reports are now saying that Bernie is ready to sign off on the French GP to take its spot from NJ this summer. I'm guessing the track will be Paul Ricard, a track he personally owns and not Magny Cours.
Kinda makes sense since NJ was supposed to be after Montreal then Silverstone. So after Canada, the teams head back to Europe instead of stopping at NJ then Europe.
So, then what about 2014? Is the French GP just a one year deal then NJ regains the spot after Montreal?