More problems for New Jersey F1 race

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David Coulthard, Red Bull, New Jersey, 2012In the round-up: Fresh doubt over the postponed Jersey Grand Prix as management staff leave the project.


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For N.J. Formula 1 race, more bumps in the road (NJ)

“A spokesman for [race organiser Leo] Hindery?s group confirmed this week that its chief marketing officer, Trip Wheeler, and its chief financial officer, Michael Cummings, have left the organisation. The two departures follow news last August that Tom Cotter, president of Grand Prix of America, had also left.”

Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber interview each other (BBC)

“In recalling the [2005 San Marino Grand Prix] Alonso revealed a remarkable fact – he completed the entire grand prix with a crippled engine, as a change would have meant a 10-place grid penalty.”

The F1 Rich List (F1 Speedwriter)

“During his career the total earnings of Michael Schumacher amounted to (US) $810 million [??521.4m], second only to golfer Tiger Woods ($889m [??572.26m]). In this category of high earning sportsmen Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen are ranked 18th and 20th, with respective earnings of $179m [??115.22m] and $164m [??105.57].”


Ferrari 333SP, Imola, 2013

A Ferrari 333SP sports prototype is pursued by one of the team’s F1 cars at Imola during an F1 Clienti track day.


Comment of the day

@Melkurion tips where James Allison will end up:

I say he?s going to Williams.

Allison has brought Lotus back to the front, so maybe he?s looking for a new challenge.

McLaren have denied it and Lowe?s successor is already in place. Mercedes have too many cooks in the kitchen already. Ferrari have Pat Fry. Red Bull have Adrian Newey.

So I don’t see him going to either of these, that leaves the midfield teams, most likely Williams or Sauber. Sauber has no position of technical director right now, and Williams have given Mike-scandal-Coughlan long enough to know improvements aren’t coming.

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On this day in F1

Alain Prost moved back into the lead of the world championship with victory in the Spanish Grand Prix 20 years ago today.

He was joined on the podium by Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, the latter failing in his pursuit of Senna after making this mistake:

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47 comments on More problems for New Jersey F1 race

  1. Jared H (@thejaredhuang) said on 9th May 2013, 10:23

    Did anyone else take the original Jersey GP announcement as kind of fishy? To me unless Bernie says a GP is going to happen at X track I don’t believe it. When they made the announcement Bernie was no where to be seen and IIRC he didn’t even confirm it until a few days later. I really hope they pull through but as long as the USGP is on the calendar I think F1 in the US will be somewhat secure.

  2. BasCB (@bascb) said on 9th May 2013, 12:34

    When we are talking about team structures, and mentioning Allison maybe going to Mercedes (or Ferrari, or McLaren, or …), the BBC is here with an interview with Toto Wolff (and some bits from Brawn as well) about the Mercedes team.

  3. Timothy Katz (@timothykatz) said on 9th May 2013, 13:59

    Is there any correaltion between the events surrounding the New Jersey race and Bernie’s alleged interest in Long Beach?

  4. Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 9th May 2013, 18:52

    Slavica Ecclestone, a former model, profited handsomely from her 2009 divorce. Her settlement, estimated as approximately 1/3 of the family fortune, amounted to $1.2 billion.

    Seems Bernie is no stranger to being schemed out of money himself despite the fact he is the grand master of making money out of people!

  5. Pennyroyal tea (@peartree) said on 9th May 2013, 23:13

    Allison to Williams? If that is true it must mean that Claire Williams has changed the Williams culture in just a couple of months at lead. Williams aren’t going to overpay someone to design their cars but most of all Williams have never chased other teams personnel.

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