Jersey City bins Grand Prix plan
Well that was quick – the mayor of Jersey City has refused to give support to the planned F1 race in the area, which was announced only yesterday.
Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy said that the F1 race would be completely unsuited to Liberty State Park, and it would have a negative effect on the community:
"After a review of the draft proposal prepared by the City's
Tourism Office, I have come to the same conclusion...that this
type of event is not suited for Liberty State Park.
While we work to attract national and international events to
our city, we must ensure that they are appropriate and will have
the least impact upon the quality of life of our residents and
A plan had been made to host the New York Grand Prix in Liberty State Park, but simply appeared terrible in every single way. The track was a complete mess, and it was right in the middle of a national park. I’m delighted, and I hope you are too, and so are Friends of Liberty State Park, who were opposing the project:
"Mayor Healy did reach out to me yesterday and we had a very
Instead of a negative wasteful controversy, we can all focus on working together on
positive efforts to benefit Jersey City and Liberty State Park."
So, where now for plans for a race in New York? I’m delighted about this news, but at the same time would love a race in New York.