The Grand Prix of America, scheduled to take place on a street circuit on the shores of the River Hudson in New York, looks set to be delayed a year because of construction delays and permit problems. There have been rumours along these lines for some time, but there is no question about the desire to have the race happen as soon as possible.
If the news is confirmed later today, it will create a gap in the F1 calendar between the June 9 race in Montreal and the British GP on June 30. There have been suggestions in recent months that Turkey may be on standby in case of a cancellation in the US. If this is indeed the case the best option would probably be to put the Turkish GP back on the calendar on June 23 and move the British GP back a week so that it is back-to-back with Germany. This would reduce the travel problems that Turkey creates, not only in relation to the distance, but also the dangers that exist in some of the countries that need to be traversed. In the past the F1 trucks generally went by boat from Italy to Greece to avoid trouble.