Press conf set for Tuesday re Formula One road race being held in Weehawken and WNY

HUDSON COUNTY — The Formula One Grand Prix of America is set to hold a race on River Road and Boulevard East with the New York City skyline in the background in June of 2013, according to various media reports. Discussions were already reported earlier this year, but a press conference to announce final plans is scheduled for Tuesday.
The race will be held in Austin, Texas on Nov. of 2012. The race is typically held on regular city streets.
The Formula One press conference will be held Tuesday at Port Imperial in Weehawken. Both Weehawken and West New York’s mayors have issued a press release stating they were discussing the possibility of bringing the race to Hudson County with investors.
Formula One announced its plans to race in the U.S. in May of 2010. The last U.S. race was held in 2007 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
When the potential race was first announced for local streets, residents told the Reporter that they either hadn’t heard about it, or weren’t concerned about the local impact on traffic. For past stories, see links below.