Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Grand Prix America Race Takes NJ Test Run

Formula One racers compete against some of the world’s fastest drivers. Now, they’re taking on New Jersey roads.

Alex Grimm/Red Bull/Getty Images

Defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel drove a 3.2-mile course in Weehawken and West New York to demonstrate the planned route for next year’s Grand Prix of America race.

Some roads were closed near the northern New Jersey waterfront as Vettel toured the route Monday. But vehicles parked on the streets didn’t have to move.

Vettel made the trip in an Infiniti IPL G Coupe. Race organizers say the roads weren’t properly surfaced yet for Vettel to take the kind of car that can reach speeds up to 200 mph. He didn’t exceed 40 mph during the test run.

Auto racing officials and Gov. Chris Christie in 2011 announced a 10-year agreement with the F1 series.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Best of the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!