New fears over New Jersey race

By on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bernie Ecclestone has once again cast doubts over the planned American Grand Prix in 2013, set to be held around the streets of New Jersey.

During the Singapore Grand Prix, a draft calendar had the race penned for June 16th, replacing the European Grand Prix.

The event has been publicised in the USA, with David Coulthard and Sebastian Vettel sampling the circuit in F1 machinery.

But Ecclestone has been quoted by The Guardian as saying , "[The New Jersey organisers] have not complied with the terms and conditions of the contract which is now gone anyway. They don't have a contract".

The World Motor Sport Council is due to meet on Friday, during which the 2013 calendar will be finalised. Ecclestone indicated that there is still a chance that the USA's second race will take place.

"We are pretty close to the final deadline. We have got a world council meeting coming up. I think if somebody got behind them it could happen in 2013 because they have come a long way with the circuit", he said.

Formula One is set to return to the USA in November, when the Circuit of the Americas in Texas hosts the penultimate round of the championship.

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