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Officials announce 2013 Formula 1 race set for NJ

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. - The northern New Jersey waterfront will host a Formula One Grand Prix race in 2013.

Auto racing officials are joining Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday at the Port Imperial ferry terminal in Weehawken to announce the race.

The 3.2-mile course will run along the Hudson River through Weehawken and West New York, then climb uphill before looping back around.

West New York Mayor Felix Roque (ROW’-keh) says the race will bring worldwide attention and economic growth to the region. Race officials expect more than 100,000 people to attend the three-day race weekend. The governor’s office says no public money will be used to pay for the event.

The U.S. hasn’t hosted a Formula One race since 2007 in Indianapolis. A race is also scheduled for Austin, Texas, in 2012.

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