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Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2012

New York organisers say race still on for 2013

Organisers of the New York street race have hit back at Bernie Ecclestone's claim the inaugural 2013 date might be delayed a year. The F1 chief executive had announced a race on the streets of New Jersey for 2013, and recent photos showed that work on the main pit building is well underway. But Ecclestone told the BBC this week: "Maybe the New York race will be 2013. It's a (question of) when. 2013 or 2014." Some sensed that the surprise news might be a […]

Posted on Friday, April 6, 2012

Argentina to replace Korea on 2013 calendar

Argentina looks set to replace Korea on the 2013 Formula One calendar. That is the claim of Italy's Autosprint magazine, reporting that the Argentinean national government will sign a three-year contract next month. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said last month that the 2013 Argentine grand prix, last held at the ageing Autodromo Oscar Alfredo Galvez in Buenos Aires in 1998, will take place on the streets of the coastal city of Mar del Plata. Autosprint now quotes Argentine tourism minister Carlos Enrique Mayer as […]

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011

Russian government to fund Sochi F1 track

The Russian federal government has committed to invest heavily in the country's inaugural grand prix in 2014. The Ria Novosti news agency reports that the circuit in Sochi, located on the Black Sea coast, is to be built at a cost of towards US $200 million. And the Krasnodar region's deputy governor Alaxander Ivanov is quoted by Reuters: "The federal government has allocated $195.4 million for this project." Officials said the remaining few million will be financed through sponsorship and private investors. In contrast, this […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ten year New York race deal confirmed

A ten year deal for a waterside American grand prix amidst the New York skyline was announced officially on Tuesday. New Jersey governor Chris Christie made the official announcement but the street race, to debut in mid 2013, will be privately funded, headed by Leo Hindery, a well-known American businessman and Le Mans class winner. Unlike Texas' purpose-built circuit for next year's US grand prix, Hindery said the roads for the street race are already in place and only need to be resurfaced. "We build […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New York race to be called 'America grand prix'

The second US race on the 2013 formula one calendar could be called the American grand prix, it has emerged. The sport and New Jersey are expected to jointly announce on Tuesday that a street race on the Hudson River, with New York's famous Manhattan skyline in the background, will take place. The Associated Press cited an unnamed official as revealing that the tentative name for the event is the 'grand prix of America'. That is because the more familiar United States grand prix title […]

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sullen Vettel can enjoy summer 'in peace' - analysis

Aug.2 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel should not be worried about his 2011 championship running off track.

That is the view of the Red Bull driver's rivals as well as pundits and journalists despite a third consecutive defeat for Vettel in Hungary last weeken...

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

'Stay or go?' during Montreal washout - report

Jun.14 (GMM) Many race-goers walked out of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve during the Canadian grand prix's excruciatingly-long rain delay.

"Stay or go? That was the question that haunted the soaked audience on Sunday afternoon," wrote La Presse.

The...