Monticello Motor Club May Host U.S. Formula 1 Grand Prix

By John Beltz Snyder

May 21, 2010

A letter published by AutoWeek revealed that Monticello Motor Club president Ari Strauss has been in talks with Bernie Ecclestone, president and CEO of Formula One Management, about hosting a grand prix at the private New York track.

The talks included the possibility of a ten-year deal to host the U.S. Grand Prix at MMC, and Formula 1 circuit designer, Hemann Tilke, visited the club, determining it suitable for such an event with minor modifications.

This news comes just weeks after a proposal fell through to host the U.S. Grand Prix at Jersey City, New Jersey’s Liberty State Park, which has a view of the New York City skyline.

MMC is only a 90-minute drive from Manhattan, near the Catskill Mountains.