New F1 owners eyeing New York GP night race?
Well it is the City that never sleeps...
Bernie Ecclestone pulled off many great coups as Formula 1's ringmaster, but a New York Grand Prix was always the one that got away.
Plans were drawn up - and a track layout designed by Hermann Tilke - for a race around New Jersey, with the iconic Manhattan skyline as the backdrop.
The USA has always been under-utilised by F1, but the sport's chiefs, sponsors and car manufacturers have always been keen to expand in what is the world's biggest consumer market.
And now a report by respected German F1 reporter Michael Schmidt of Auto Motor und Sport says F1's new owners Liberty Media are pushing hard to resurrect the plans for a New York round of the championship - and are even looking at making the event a night race.
The proposed layout for a New Jersey Grand Prix, as designed by Hermann Tilke (Pic: Sutton)
'Chase Carey, Ross Brawn and Sean Bratches are working on a revival of old plans by Bernie Ecclestone,' Schmidt writes.
'It could theoretically already take place in 2018 if all approval procedures are completed quickly, at the moment, however, it looks more like the Formula 1 racers driving for the first time in 2019 in the Big Apple.
'Ross Brawn can even imagine a night race on the track,' he adds.
Read Schmidt's full story here: bit.ly/2q33RBt .