Vettel to try out New Jersey course

Date published: June 5 2012

According to reports, Sebastian Vettel will drive a preview lap of the Grand Prix of America course on Monday despite doubts about the race’s future…

According to reports, Sebastian Vettel will drive a preview lap of the Grand Prix of America course on Monday despite doubts about the race’s future.

While it was confirmed in October that the race would be held in June 2013, Bernie Ecclestone last week raised questions about whether it would take place when he revealed that organisers have been late in making payments.

However, it appears Vettel will make a pitstop in New Jersey following the Canadian Grand Prix in order to get a first-hand experience of the proposed race as part of a promotional event.

According to Pitpass, the German will drive a lap of the 3.2 mile course before holding a press conference with race promoter Leo Hindery, Infiniti representatives, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner and West New York Mayor Felix Roque.

The course makes use of existing streets in Port Imperial, Weehawken and West New York, along the Hudson River and at the top of the Palisades. The New York skyline will serve as a background.