Formula One gets NY flavor

A new race has been added to the Formula One calendar. The US state of New Jersey will host the Grand Prix of America in 2013, with the New York skyline providing the backdrop.

The announcement was made by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who believes it will be a real hit with fans. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the three-day race weekend.

The 5.4-km course will run along the Hudson River through Weehawken and West New York, then climb uphill before looping back around. The governor’s office says no public money will be used to pay for the event.

The US has not hosted a Formula One race since 2007’s event in Indianapolis. Another US Grand Prix is also scheduled for Austin, Texas, in 2012.

Meanwhile, the sport will get its first taste of India this weekend. The brand new Buddh International Circuit in Delhi will be the venue for the country’s first Grand Prix.

The track is deemed to be among the fastest in the world. Sebastien Vettel and his Red Bull team may have already clinched the drivers’ and constructors’ world titles, but with three races left teams still want to finish the season on a high.

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