New Jersey GP gets provisional FIA approval for 2014

New Jersey GP gets provisional FIA approval for 2014

Formula 1

New Jersey GP gets provisional FIA approval for 2014


The FIA released an amended 2014 Formula 1 World Championship calendar Friday, with the inaugural Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial listed as a provisional addition to a 22-race calendar.

The race, which had been off a provisional calendar circulated earlier this month, is set for June 1 date, a week before the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

“The entire Grand Prix of America team is thrilled to join the 2014 FIA calendar and we look forward to bringing world-class Formula 1 racing to New Jersey,” race promoter Leo Hindery Jr. said.

The Grand Prix of America will run on a 3.2-mile temporary street circuit along the Hudson River in Weehawken and West New York, N.J., with the New York City skyline as a backdrop. The 19-turn course includes an elevation change of 160ft from sea level to the top of the Palisades cliff.

The Korean Grand Prix, which moves to April 27, and a return of Mexico City on Nov. 16, were also listed as provisional. Russia will make its debut with a race in Sochi on Oct. 5. while an Austrian GP returns on June 22.

2014 Formula 1 schedule:

March 16       Grand Prix of AustraliaMarch 30       Grand Prix of MalaysiaApril 6        Grand Prix of BahrainApril 20       Grand Prix of ChinaApril 27       Grand Prix of Korea (provisional)May 11         Grand Prix of SpainMay 25         Grand Prix of MonacoJune 1         Grand Prix of America, New Jersey (provisional*)June 8         Grand Prix of CanadaJune 22        Grand Prix of AustriaJuly 6         Grand Prix of Great BritainJuly 20        Grand Prix of Germany (Hockenheim)July 27        Grand Prix of Hungary
August 24 Grand Prix of BelgiumSeptember 7 Grand Prix of ItalySeptember 21 Grand Prix of SingaporeOctober 5 Grand Prix of Russia (Sochi)October 12 Grand Prix of JapanOctober 6 Grand Prix of Abu DhabiNovember 9 Grand Prix of USA (Circuit of The Americas)November 16 Grand Prix of Mexico (provisional*)November 30 Grand Prix of Brazil* Subject to circuit approval