Jersey City’s ambitions of being the next venue to host a United States Grand Prix have mirrored that of the USF1 team – dead in the water!

Jersey City GP We reported just days ago that preliminary talks were held with Tony Soprano officials to host a race in Liberty State Park, in front of the backdrop of the New York City skyline and Statue of Liberty.

However, the city’s mayor, Jeremiah Healy, has bowed to public opposition and warned the city’s Tourism Office to ditch the idea.

"I have come to the same conclusion … that this type of event is too expensive not suited for Liberty State Park," he said in a statement.

"While we work to attract national and international events to our city, we must ensure that they are appropriate and will have the least impact upon the quality of life of our residents and our community," mayor Healy added.

Clearly a meeting of “my people talking to your people” didn’t work for Bernie!

[Original image via Pasta Padre]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.