Long Beach talks a warning to New Jersey organisers 1 May, 2013 In October 2011 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie helda a press conference to announce New Jersey GP A well respected Formula 1 correspondent has played down reports that Long Beach is a candidate to host a grand prix again. Following reports Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed talks with the iconic street race’s owners, Brazilian journalist Livio Oricchio admitted he suspects it is just one of the Formula 1 chief executive’s classic negotiating ploys. “It will be surprising if these preliminary negotiations develop,” said O Estado de S.Paulo’s Livio Oricchio. “Ecclestone’s statements sound more like a message to the organisers of the race in New Jersey,” he added. Indeed, a street race amid the Manhattan skyline should have been on the 2013 calendar, but delays pushed back the event to 2014, even though there remain uncertainties it will ever take place. Officially, the New Jersey promoters said they had trouble collecting all the necessary permits for the 2013 race. “The real reason was the necessity to find the funds for the works and the fee charged by Formula 1,” Oricchio claimed. He said Ecclestone’s comments about Long Beach “make clear” to the New Jersey promoters that Formula 1 has alternatives as it pushes to add more American races to the calendar. Related NewsValencia F1 barriers to be used at New Jersey F1 trackNew Jersey and Mexico feature on 22 race 2014 Formula 1 calendarNew Jersey back on new 22 race 2014 F1 calendarEcclestone has not yet written off New Jersey raceWork still underway on 2014 New Jersey trackNew Jersey race still possible as preparations are on courseNew Jersey not on 2014 F1 calendar says EcclestoneNew York grand prix will happen says promoterLong Beach’s Pook joins New Jersey F1 projectMore snags for F1′s 2014 New Jersey race Joe Kinnear Crap, I was really looking forward for the NJ GP!