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Korean Grand Prix to be replaced by New Jersey Grand Prix

October 29th, 2011 . by Errol
Noo Joisey

Noo Joizey F1 team boss

The last US race was in 2008 at Indianapolis, but a new one will take place next year in Austin, Texas, before the Grand Prix of America in New Jersey in 2013.

The inclusion of Austin on next year’s schedule has already pushed the calendar to 20 races for the first time in history, and with Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone1 having previously indicated he wouldn’t like to go beyond that mark, some more established events would appear to be in jeopardy to accommodate confirmed future races in New Jersey and Russia.

Ecclestone cast doubt on the future of the Korean Grand Prix, in response to attempts by the Korean organiser2 of the race to renegotiate the contract.

Ecclestone said: “It is a disappointment, it really is. They didn’t get behind it. It was a big enough effort to get it on in the first place. There are lots of things you3 can’t afford; you don’t have to have it.”

He added: “It took long enough to negotiate [with] them4 in the first place.”

ITV, 27 October, 2011

BBC Sport, 28 October 2011

1. True King of the Ferengi

2. Pretender to the throne of Ferenginar

3. Long suffering taxpayers of Korea

4. Local officials were playing off the grand prix against a rival bid for a round of the Global Tongo Championship series.


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