Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he remains fully behind plans for the Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial to take place in 2014, despite next year's event being dropped from the calendar.
Race organizers announced on Friday that they have had to postpone their inaugural event because of construction issues at the venue. In a statement, GPA said that some of the problems related to the development of facilities at the Hudson Riverfront venue, which included the pits and paddock.
Although the delay has prompted renewed doubts in F1 circles about the event ever taking place, Ecclestone made it clear that he will do everything he can to ensure that the grand prix happens.
"I remain totally committed to the Port Imperial race and its unique location and attributes, and we will continue to work closely together to realize our dream in 2014," he said.
The loss of the New Jersey race means that there will be just 19 races on next year's calendar, as Ecclestone told various media sources on Friday that he had no plans to find a replacement event.