Motor racing: Planned New Jersey F1 race looks doubtful again
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (REUTERS) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone says he has not written off a planned grand prix in New Jersey next year, despite increasing doubts about the chances of it going ahead after being postponed once already.
"They have a contract. So if they comply with the contract the race will take place. We would be very, very happy if it does," the Briton told Reuters at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday.
"They have got conditions and they know what the conditions are," he added.
Ecclestone was quoted earlier by CNN as saying that the inaugural Grand Prix of the Americas, which would have New York's Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, was "not on the cards for next year" because local organisers "haven't got any money".