“He’d like to see that race happen,” Ecclestone told Cooper, talking about Hindery. “We’ll have a look and see what we can do for him.”
New Jersey’s F1 love affair has been mainly cold for the past two years, with little in the way of positive news coming out about the race.
Ecclestone said back in 2014 that he felt the race was still viable, only for it not to appear on any of the draft 2015 calendars that even made room for the Korean Grand Prix at one point.
The race also did not feature on the leaked 2016 calendar, which emerged at the end of April. MotorSportsTalk did contact GP America for comment at the time, but received no response.
Ecclestone is known to be keen on a second race in the United States, and the prospect of a race with the New York skyline as a backdrop has appealed to him for some time. Quite whether New Jersey will be able to deliver on that remains to be seen, though.
“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.
“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”
Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something
we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”