Organizers of New Jersey's delayed Formula One race have added a new member to the executive team.

Formula One Race Course (New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority)

Christopher Pook will be special assistant to chairman Leo Hindery Jr. and will consult on construction and planning.

Pook founded USA Grand Prix West, the first Formula One street circuit race in the U.S. He also developed other races in Detroit, Las Vegas, Dallas, St. Louis, Denver and St. Petersburg, Fla. He's a former CEO of the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) series in the U.S.

The New Jersey race was scheduled to be held on the Hudson River waterfront in Weehawken and West New York this June, but last October was postponed until next June.

Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone says he's committed to holding the race in New Jersey in 2014.

 

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