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New Jersey race could be delayed a year - Ecclestone

ESPNF1 Staff
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Bernie Ecclestone has warned that the New Jersey street race scheduled for 2013 could be delayed a year to 2014.

The Grand Prix of America, which will be set against the Manhattan skyline, is scheduled to join the calendar next season on a 10-year contract. It emerged recently that construction of the main pit building is well underway, but Ecclestone, F1's chief executive, said there were still questions over whether it would be finished in time.

"Maybe the New York race will be 2013," he told the BBC. "It's a when - 2013 or 2014."

The return of the separate US Grand Prix is still set to take place in November this year at a purpose built track in Texas, despite the promoter falling out with the circuit owners over the winter. The hope is that the two events will work together to boost F1's profile in the USA, but that may now be delayed.