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It looks like another F1 bout will be coming to the U.S, this time it will be a street course around Weehawken and West New York, New Jersey.

Formula One: New Jersey Grand Prix confirmed for June 2013 - Autoweek

I'm having fun looking at Google Earth and imagining what the course would be. There are a lot of roads that look like they'd be fun in any high performance car. I hope many people come and spend shit loads of money. I will probably be one of them.

The Long Beach Grand Prix changed Long Beach, CA as a city during my lifetime, maybe it will lead to various civic improvements on the Jersey Shore. Not that it needs it mind you, I got nuttin' against NJ... I got lost in this very part of town a few weeks ago looking for the Lincoln Tunnel on my Supertanker and had a blast in what looks like a great place to host an F1 race. As a matter of fact, I decided to follow the shore all the way to the George Washington Bridge it was so pleasant. Maybe even better than Long Beach for a race, in my opinion. What do you locals think?
 

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This is a great chance for anyone who has not seen an F1 car run. There is NOTHING else like it, the pinnacle of technology, performance and talent!
 

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There will be plenty of people to relocate for the weekend. Those who want to keep their hearing...
 

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Looking at the vid of the proposed route---gonna take a lot of time, money, and inconvience for a lot of people---can they even make that safe enough for the speeds of those things?? BUT--I hope they pull it off and I might take a trip down to see it (never seen F1 live)
Good luck.
 

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many of those roads are crap, they will need to repave if they want anything worth racing on and prevent bottoming out in the cars. where is the run off going to be I can't see it being safe (relatively speaking)?
 

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NOTHING in roadcourse racing compares to the performance of an F1 car. Even the MotoGP bikes are 20 seconds a lap slower on the same track. With so much downforce, they have to weld manhole covers down. I will be there!

Drsus, very cool video :D
 

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actually during the press intro Steve Matchett (sp?) was comparing NJ to Monaco based on the overall layout and some of the elevation changes. I find it amusing that F1 can't keep a grand prix in the US for more than a few years over the past several decades and now all of sudden we'll have two. I wonder if all those pissed off fans at the last Indy F1 GP would actually attend another race?

The other thing that has historically kept US attendance low is the lack of US talent in F1 recently. Any promising driver seems to have gone to other series like Nascar. Wonder if we've got any prodigies in the works that coincide with our soon to be windfall of F1 exposure?

Having said all that, I'd probably make the trek to the NJGP. It's only a day's ride and I've never seen an F1 race live - it would be worth it.
 

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I wonder if all those pissed off fans at the last Indy F1 GP would actually attend another race?

The other thing that has historically kept US attendance low is the lack of US talent in F1 recently. Any promising driver seems to have gone to other series like Nascar. Wonder if we've got any prodigies in the works that coincide with our soon to be windfall of F1 exposure?
It will be IMPOSSIBLE to keep attendance low for this race. There will be water taxis/yachts/barges full of people all up and down the river. Private parties galore for those Wall Street people everyone loves to hate. There really aren't any big events for the bigshots to congregate at right now. The Big East Tourney, Yankee games, US Open Tennis, World Series quite often, Giants/Jets games, Belmont Stakes really aren't high profile enough. The Superbowl in 2013 will surely set the bar high and I think F1 will push it up another level.
 
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