It certainly isn’t Fifth Avenue, but New Jersey’s Liberty State Park has emerged as the latest site for a potential United States Grand Prix between 2012 and 2016.

Just who will the event's promoter be? Local reports are now claiming that talks for a race in front of the backdrop of the New York City skyline are underway, with “preliminary discussions” starting three weeks ago.

Documents obtained by the opposition group ‘Friends of Liberty State Park’ allegedly showed plans for a 3.6-mile circuit within the 1200-acre parkland (pictured below).

The United States hasn’t hosted a Grand Prix since the F1 circus sent Indianapolis packing at the end of the 2007 season, but there is mounting pressure for the nation to return to F1 hosting duties in the wake of the expansion into new markets such as Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Korea, India and Rome.

The proposed circuit layout at Liberty State Park Located just a mile across the harbour from lower Manhattan and in the shadows of the Statue of Liberty, the event certainly has a spectacular location.

An official press release has already been issued, and is excitedly (and unrealistically, we believe) declaring that the race could be held under floodlights, a la Singapore.

With Jersey City home to television’s most famous fictional mob family, one wonders if the Bada-Bing Grand Prix has a ring to it?

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.