Port Imperial Street Circuit
The Port Imperial Street Circuit is a planned 3.2-mile (5.1 km) motor racing circuit in Hudson County, New Jersey, in the United States of America. It was officially announced in October 2011, and is planned to host the Grand Prix of America, a race of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It was originally intended to debut on the calendar in 2013, but was later postponed until 2014. The circuit will be constructed in the Hudson Waterfront towns of Weehawken and West New York around Weehawken Port Imperial.
Location and design 
The site of the circuit was made after several years of searching for an appropriate venue in the New York Metropolitan Area and was chosen for its location near the Hudson River and Hudson Palisades, offering sweeping skyline views, elevation changes and access to public transportation.
The circuit, designed by German track designer Hermann Tilke, will run clockwise. The start line is planned to be located next to the NY Waterway ferry terminal, with the pits and paddock located between the ferry terminal and Port Imperial Boulevard. The first sector of the circuit will run along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, designed to allow the cars to race through Port Imperial before climbing the Hudson Palisades along Pershing Road. The circuit will then follow Boulevard East north to Donnelly Memorial Park where it will turn right and descend Hillside Avenue to a hairpin turn adjacent to the West New York sewage treatment plant. The circuit will then return south to the ferry terminal via Port Imperial Boulevard. The elevation change from Port Imperial to the Palisades, some 150 feet (46 meters), would give the circuit one of the greatest elevation changes on the calendar.
Although the circuit will pass residential areas, residents will not be cut off from their homes; the organizers plan to provide access to the seven affected residences. The organizers further plan to fund the race without any public money.
Test runs 
Construction planning 
According to event organizers, the circuit will consist entirely of existing roads, removing the need to build any sections of circuit exclusively for the race, with the exception of the pit lane.
Construction of previously planned parking garage at the NY Waterway ferry terminal began in July 2012 and is intended for use as race headquarters and paddock. As envisioned, the ground floor of the building will normally function as retail space and be transformed each year for use by the race.
Pavement work along the course is planned to begin in September 2013. In order to create smooth surface repaving will be done in a staggered line, or "echelon", so that asphalt will not cool as lanes are poured. It remains to be determined whether potential obstacles such as fire hydrants and traffic lights will be moved.
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