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Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ecclestone confirms only 19 races for 2013

Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that F1's 2013 schedule will feature only 19 rounds. Until New Jersey's demise, this year's calendar was set to have twenty grands prix. Ecclestone, the F1 chief executive, opened up the twentieth slot to a potential new European venue, but he said on Tuesday that he could not now fill it "at this late stage". "(I'm) disappointed it (the 20th race) didn't happen," he said in Dubai on Tuesday, where he announced the airline Emirates as a major new F1 sponsor. […]

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Twitter savvy Alonso wants fewer races

Fernando Alonso believes that the Formula One season should not be so long. 2012 featured twenty races, with the calendar stretching from testing in February to the finale at the end of November. "Last year we had the last Grand Prix at the end of November and almost right up to Christmas, there were events I had to take part in," he said. "There’s almost only the end of year holiday when one can have a break and I’ll try to fit in a few […]

Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Nurburgring set for confirmation in 19 race calendar

Bernie Ecclestone has said that the German Grand Prix is to take place as scheduled on July 7th. A spokesman for the circuit indicated in November last year that the sport would not return to the Nurburgring, but Ecclestone told Reuters that a deal with the circuit is now close. "It should be the Nurburgring and we are trying to make it happen. I’m talking with them today." Financial troubles at the Nurburgring had led to suggestions that the race could take place in Hockenheim. The two […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Red Bulletin: Welcome to America

Sebastian Vettel is one of the most famous racing drivers in the world. But in New York, he can pretend he's just any other guy

Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2012

France lined up as New Jersey replacement

Bernie Ecclestone is lining up a race in France as a replacement for the postponed American Grand Prix. A race had been planned to take place in New Jersey on June 16th next season, but that has been put back to 2014. Ecclestone revealed on Sunday that a replacement is being lined up, with the most likely destination being France. "As far as I am concerned, yes. I am hoping. We are ready to sign; we have a pen and are ready to sign", said Ecclestone, […]

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012

Promoter 'committed' to New York F1 race despite delay

Even though it won't happen in 2013, the promoter of the New York grand prix insists he remains "100 per cent committed" to bringing the Manhattan skyline to F1. Bernie Ecclestone last week confirmed reports that the New Jersey street race will not be ready to host its inaugural race next season. Promoter Leo Hindery jr said in a statement: "We are going to be racing at Port Imperial, unfortunately just not as soon as we hoped and expected." He admitted the organisers need "additional […]

Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012

New Jersey postponed until 2014

The proposed American Grand Prix in New Jersey has been postponed until 2014

Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012

New Jersey set to be delayed until 2014

Bernie Ecclestone on Friday confirmed reports the inaugural New York grand prix will not take place in 2013. The reports said problems with the organisation of the event, scheduled to take place amid the Manhattan skyline mid next year, meant a delay until 2014 was now inevitable. F1's chief executive confirmed the news to several media outlets on Friday. "The event is not going to happen" next year, 81-year-old Ecclestone is quoted by AAP. "Everything is set up, but it's now too late to finish […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Jersey governor says no problem with 2013 race

New Jersey governor Chris Christie is not worried plans for a Formula One street race next June are set to collapse. Bernie Ecclestone triggered the uncertainty by revealing that the race organisers currently do not have a contract, despite the fact a June 16 date for the 'grand prix of Jersey' was ratified by the FIA at the end of last week. The New York race, however, was listed with an asterisk denoting 'TBC' (to be confirmed). Governor Christie said he phoned chief organiser Leo […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New fears over New Jersey race

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 […]

Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2012

Ecclestone casts doubts over New Jersey

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has cast doubts as to whether the planned New Jersey street race will go ahead next season. A ten year deal to host the race was agreed last year and construction is already underway. Last week, reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel sampled the circuit, due to host a race in June 2013. When asked by the BBC if the race would go ahead next year, Ecclestone replied "No. Definitely, no." "We'll have to see, I need to go and have […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2012

F1's American future speeding ahead

F1's new future in America moved up a gear this week. We reported on Tuesday that reigning and back-to-back world champion Sebastian Vettel will appear on David Letterman's iconic New York talkshow next week. It now emerges that, while in the famous city, the Red Bull driver will race around the street layout of the 2013 grand prix of America amid the Manhattan skyline, in a road car supplied by team sponsor Infiniti. Vettel will then attend a press conference with race promoter Leo Hindery, […]