Not to be outdone by some past U.S. street courses, the Weehawken track is distinctively different. Las Vegas, for example, was contested in a parking lot, but why use a lot, when you can have a parking garage?
It's like Monaco's tunnel, only for the whole race.
Of course, new fans will be treated the sounds of Formula One, as well as the smells, which include the petrol, the rubber, and the West New York Sewerage Treatment plant.
The sewerage is treated and then released into the drinking water.
It should be noted, then, that the track is in both Weehawken and West New York. New York, after all, is the Berlin of our time.
Ah, so there's an opening, we can call it an NYC race! Not so fast. West New York is also in New Jersey.
In fact, most people refer to the entire state of New Jersey as West New York, acting is if it only functions as housing to people who work in, and enjoy visiting, the city.
Yeah, right, I say! Tons of people will now be working in New Jersey because of the economic impact of this weekend's Grand Prix! Take that New York! And take your silly Giants and Jets back, too, we don't want them!
The track, being narrow, fast, and featuring some elevation change, has caused comparisons of this event to the one in Monaco. That comparison is wrong, though. If you were just desperate for a steak-and-cheese sandwich in Monte Carlo, where would you go? Probably to Nice, there's a KFC there, but anyway, Weehawken, on top of its expansive strip club lineup, does, indeed, serve consumers the foods they really want.
Steak-and-cheese is such an art that Subway can make it in the microwave for you. And, like the race, it looks nothing like what's been advertised!
Plus, the Principality is so restrictive. Royalty? How archaic! How oppressive! The U.S. is the freest place in the world. Patrons with valid New Jersey ID (most out-of-state and foreign IDs will not be recognized on the basis that non-New Jerseyans just don't understand liberty) who can prove they are over 22 years of age (in some towns, it is 21, to be fair) will be able to purchase premium light beer (plus a patriotic tax) in the trackside Exxon station (where the cars will also refuel) while being legally compelled to pay someone else to put gas in their cars!
Nightlife in New Jersey.
This event is going to be so big they had to move the 24 Heures du Mans back a week just to accommodate it! It's time to go racing in New Jersey!