The New Jersey Grand Prix is officially off the 2013 calendar due to what news reports are calling, infrastructure complications. According to a statement released by race organizers, the construction complications will take more time to work out and Formula One Boss Bernie Eccelstone says he’s still positive of a race in the future:
“I remain totally committed to the Port Imperial race and its unique location and attributes. 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. The reason is they didn’t quite know what they were doing.
“They got all the permissions together. Everything was done, that was all fine, but then they missed the boat a little on some financing that was coming in. Everything is set up, but it’s now too late to finish on time.”
Never a dull moment with Ecclestone because you can’t avoid taking a slap in the face when you don’t come through with your end of the bargain. It is similar to his commentary on the Austin GP partnership debacle and how he felt none of them knew what they were doing. While not having two grands prix in the US in 2013 is a real kick-in-the-shin, it is nice to know that we can hope for better news in 2014 and won’t that be fun to hear the new turbo V6 engines echoing off the placid, flotsam-laced waters of New Jersey?