New York F1 race named?

2011-10-25 12:33

The second US race on the 2013 formula one calendar could be called the American Grand Prix, it has emerged.

The sport and New Jersey are expected to announce jointly that a street race alongside the Hudson River, with New York's famous Manhattan skyline in the background, will take place.


Associated Press cited an unnamed official as revealing that the tentative name for the event was the 'Grand Prix of America' because the more familiar United States Grand Prix title is already assigned to the 2012 event scheduled to take place on a circuit in Austin, Texas.

West New York mayor Felix Roque said: "It (the news) is incredible. This is going to be an economic boom for this whole region."

The US has been absent from the F1 calendar since Lewis Hamilton won the most recent race at Indianapolis in 2007.