F1 : First signs of construction at 2013 New York Formula 1 Grand Prix site
With Austin’s 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix project all but dead, the first signs of construction at Formula 1′s New York round for 2013 have emerged.
The car weblog Jalopnik published a photo by a New Jersey local: “It might just be the paddock/parking garage, located in exceedingly glamorous Weehawken, but it’s a start,” the report read.
But after Indianapolis left the calendar and the Texas bid hit the dust, obvious cynicism was evident in the report’s title ‘Construction has begun at America’s next failed Formula 1 circuit’.
Indeed, the Texas project has little more than a single day remaining to sort out its contractual dispute with Formula 1 Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone.
According to the Associated Press, the 81 year old “has set a Wednesday deadline” for the organisers “to guarantee (the race’s) long term financial backing”.