U.S. Grand Prix at Jones beach
A proposal to bring F1 to New York.

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Unknown to many Americans, Formula One is the premier global motorsport, which happens to be extremely popular amongst women.  In fact, it is a way of life, much the way baseball and football are a way of life here.

It is common to see people wearing the racing apparel of Mercedes, Red Bull, and Williams Racing.  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 F1, the full scope of tourism and tax revenue generated by this proposed race at Jones Beach becomes abundantly clear.  As there are very few sports, or events, which carry the magnitude and global appeal of a Formula One Grand Prix.

The potential arrival of F1 to Nassau County will ignite interest around the world.  On every continent, people will begin to search Nassau County, looking up hotels, restaurants, bars, shopping, beaches, museums, etc.  They will familiarizing themselves with the logistics of our county 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, since tourists who would not normally venture out to Nassau & Suffolk counties, will begin to do so, year after year, because Formula One is here.

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.

Montauk Lighthouse
Montauk, beach next to the lighthouse.

They 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 Penn Station, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), Air Train service, Subway (Metro), and bus services.

Similarly, Nassau and Suffolk counties offers Formula One their choice of historic, prominent locations to  organize  large-scale private, and public promotional events, even in conjunction with Circuit of the Americas, or the other two North American venues in Montreal, and Mexico City.

For example, Formula One Group, teams, team-sponsors, constructors, and their respective New York Tri-State Dealers, could host public and private annual events, through which all F1 races could be advertised, and done so, within such remarkable locations as:

  • The Garden City Hotel
  • Westbury Gardens
  • Oheka Castle
  • Carlton on the Park, Eisenhower Park
  • The Mansion at Glen Cove
  • Sands Point Preserve
  • Bethpage State Park
  • The North-Fork Vineyards

  • The Hamptons (Suffolk County)


Jones Beach can conceivably serve as an ideal location for the establishment of an annual, F1-centric, Goodwood type, "Festival of Speed", "The F1 Festival of Speed".

A prestigious stage showcasing all types of cars, race cars, and the many prominent car collections located here on Long Island, the Northeast, indeed the country.

Held on the weekend prior to the proposed race at Jones Beach,

a Festival of Speed would make history, as an extraordinary lead-up (launch) to the Grand Prix, while adding yet another remarkable aspect of F1's presence in New York.


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Jones Beach - Field 3, Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh, New York 11793, United States