We’ll be ready for 2014, says New Jersey promoter

New Jersey F1 promoter Leo Hindery insists that the Grand Prix of America will take place in 2014 after the race was dropped from next year’s calendar.

A statement from the circuit said today that the delay was due to “ongoing construction issues on the unique riverfront street course,” and specifically “the additional time needed for the development of complex Hudson Riverfront facilities and for finishing the second pits and paddock garage on the site.”

“We are going to be racing at Port Imperial, unfortunately just not as soon as we hoped and expected,” said Hindery. “We promised Governor Christie, the towns, the sport and its international fans the best possible experience, and unfortunately we need additional time to ensure that happens.

“We remain 100% committed to the Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial and the race could have no better partner and friend than the CEO of Formula One, Bernie Ecclestone. We benefit greatly from his experience and counsel and from his support.”

Ecclestone added: “I remain totally committed to the Port Imperial race and its unique location and attributes, and we will continue to work closely together to realise our dream in 2014. As Leo says, we are still going to be racing at Port Imperial, now however in 2014.”

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