NJ/NY F1 race back in the picture?

For AUTOWEEK, Christian Sylt wrote Leo Hindery "could be back in the picture" to put an East Coast Formula 1 race on the schedule. Carey said, "We are excited about the opportunity to continue to grow and expand in places like the Americas." The long-overdue race in New Jersey "could be in prime position to benefit from this."

The race, known as the Grand Prix of America, "was announced with great fanfare in October 2011." Since the initial announcement, the F1 Group, "which holds the rights to the race series, has twice dropped the Grand Prix of America from its provisional calendar." If Liberty’s takeover of F1 gets the green light from regulators, "there is good reason why New Jersey could race back on to the agenda."

Hindery "is a close contact of Liberty’s majority shareholder the billionaire John Malone." Sources describe Hindery as one of Malone’s "trusted friends" and point out that the two have a long history working together. AUTOWEEK.

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