Unknown to many Americans, Formula One Racing is the premier global motorsport, which happens to be extremely popular among women. In fact, it is a way of life, much the way baseball and football is a way of life here.
It is common to see people wearing the racing apparel of Mercedes, Red Bull, Williams, and McClaren Racing, or dressed in the team or national colors.
For example, Scuderia Ferrari has become so popular as to create a remarkable phenomenon of enthusiasm for the team and brand (regardless of whether you can afford the car), which has come to be known as Ferrari Life, or more recently as Essere Ferrari.
It is precisely this type of global enthusiasm for the most advanced race cars on planet earth, which would arrive in Nassau County.
By Nassau County hosting Formula One Racing, the full scope of tourism and tax revenue generated by this proposed race at Jones Beach for New York State becomes abundantly clear.
As there are very few sports or events in the world, which carry the magnitude and global appeal of an F1 Grand Prix.
Foreign and domestic F1 fans will transit through Nassau and Suffolk counties, from < Valley Stream to Montauk, attracted to all the sights Long Island has to offer.
Valley Stream Park >
F1 tourist will discover that Nassau and Suffolk Counties are seamlessly connected to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), indeed the New York Tri-State Area, via the NY Subway (metro), Grand Central Station, Penn Station, Air Train service, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), bus, luxury coach service, and Uber & Lyft.
The beach adjacent to the Montauk Lighthouse.
The potential arrival of F1 to Nassau County would ignite interest around the world. On every continent, people will begin to search for Nassau County, looking up hotels, restaurants, bars, shopping, beaches, museums, etc.
They will familiarize themselves with our county's logistics and all points of interest to be found around the proposed oceanfront F1 epicenter at Jones Beach.
Overnight, Long Island will be placed prominently on the world stage where it belongs.
Tourists who would not normally venture out to Nassau & Suffolk counties will begin to do so, year after year because Formula One is here.
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Since Jones Beach is on a barrier island, the following towns would play a vital role due to their strategic proximity to the park:
The first 5 towns are on the same Long Island Railroad (LIRR) train line located on Sunrise Highway, 6.6 to 9.5 miles away north of Jones Beach, and connected to the park by the Meadowbrook parkways and Wantagh parkways.
A dedicated shuttle bus service could connect the train stations to Jones Beach during race weekend. These hubs would handle a steady flow of visitors, while the Long Island Rail Road's 24-hour train schedule and ride-sharing services will allow fans the maximum flexibility to arrive and depart at will.
The large parking fields located at each train station could conceivably be utilized for race weekend event parking.
The distance from their respective train stations to Jones Beach is 6 to 8 miles (9.65km to 12.87km), which is comparable in distance, 14 miles (22.5km), from the Palm Park bus departure point (facing the Austin Convention Center) in downtown Austin to the Circuit of the Americas.
No less than four parkways service Jones Beach, both the Meadowbrook Parkway and Wantagh Parkway, from the north, Ocean Parkway from the east, and the Loop Parkway from the West which merges with the Meadowbrook Parkway.
Jones Beach is accessible by foot, bike, car, bus, sea, and air.
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) > and LaGuardia airport are 22 miles (35km) and 31.5 miles (50.7km) away from Jones Beach, respectively
In contrast, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is 9 miles (14.5km) away from COTA.
> Manhattan is 35 miles (56km) from Jones Beach.
> Austin is 15-19 miles (24-29km) from COTA.
The vibrant town of Long Beach, with its own boardwalk, restaurants, bars, and nightlife, has its own Long Island Railroad station located on Lido Blvd, and 9 miles (14.5km) away from Jones Beach, is perfectly situated as an additional gateway town to the race.
The town of Long Beach with Jones Beach in the background.
Freeport, with its revitalized Nautical Mile.....
....and large charter fishing and party boat fleet could provide a unique nautical link to Jones Beach, allowing visitors an elegant means of arriving and departing the proposed U.S. Grand Prix by sea.
Considering the scale of this proposed event, both helicopter and fast-ferry service could be established from lower Manhattan to Jones Beach on race day.
Similarly, Nassau and Suffolk counties offer Formula One Racing prominent historic locations to organize large-scale private and public promotional events in conjunction with Circuit of the Americas, the other two North American venues Montreal, and Mexico City.
For example, Formula One Group, teams, sponsors, constructors, and their respective New York Tri-State Dealers, could host public and private annual events, through which all F1 races could be promoted, and done so, within such remarkable locations as:
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Jones Beach - Field 3, Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh, New York 11793, United States
A proposal to bring Formula 1 Racing to New York
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