Formula 1 will hit the streets of New Jersey in 2013

Officials from the American state of New Jersey have announced that the city, west of New York, will play host to a second Grand Prix in America from 2013. The deal is for ten years.

To be known as the ‘Grand Prix of America’, the event will join the United States Grand Prix at Texas’ Circuit of the Americas on the 2013 schedule, potentially expanding the season calendar to 21 races.

The race will take place on a 5.15-kilometre (3.2-mile) clockwise street circuit, running on existing roads through the Port Imperial and Palisades regions of Weehawken and West New York.

  New Jersey Circuit Map
A proposed layout for the New Jersey circuit

Running alongside the Hudson River, the circuit will have New York City’s skyscrapers as a stunning backdrop for the Grand Prix.

The United States last played host to a Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2007 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Prior to this, the country held street circuit events at Long Beach, Detroit, Dallas and Phoenix (pictured top, L-R), with mixed success.

It will be the first time that the country has held two races back since 1984, when street races were held at Detroit and Dallas.

[Original images via LAT, Sutton Images and The Cahier Archive]

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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.