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Ecclestone is confident the race will go ahead in 2015
The on-and-off saga surrounding the Grand Prix of America in New Jersey appeared at an end on Wednesday when it was left off the official calendar for the 2014 season.
The race was originally scheduled for June 1 next year, but due to funding problems and construction delays, it has now been left off the calendar.
However, while there will be no New Jersey event in 2014, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is quoted in a statement released by the race promoters via Autosport claiming that it will go ahead in 2015.
There is great demand for a race in New Jersey and I have no doubt we'll be racing at Port Imperial in 2015.
New races can take many years to get started, but there is significant momentum and we are close to realising a New York City F1 race.
Race promoter Leo Hindery echoed Ecclestone’s sentiments in saying that his team would do everything possible to make the race happen in 2015.
Our entire management team and our supporters in New Jersey, New York and throughout the Formula 1 community obviously want to see the inaugural Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial take place as soon as possible.
Bringing a world-class race to the world's largest media market is a huge undertaking that has required balancing construction of our road course, without tapping any public money, with the sport's own timing demands.
I want to thank Formula One Management, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, mayors Richard Turner and Felix Roque, Roseland Property Company and the other local property owners involved for their patience while we've worked to get this right so that we can finally go racing in 2015.