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Formula One racing hits the Jersey bank...of the Hudson River

  • F1 Formula One New Jersey

     (AP)

  • F1 Formula One New Jersey

     (AP)

Formula One racers compete against some of the world's fastest drivers. Now, they're taking on New Jersey roads.

Defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel drove a 3.2-mile course in Weehawken and West New York to demonstrate the planned route for next year's Grand Prix of America race.

Vettel made the trip in an Infiniti IPL G Coupe. Race organizers say the roads weren't properly surfaced yet for Vettel to take the kind of car that can reach speeds up to 200 mph.

Vettel and another driver did get up to about 100 mph in spots, though.

Auto racing officials and Gov. Chris Christie in 2011 announced a 10-year agreement with the F1 series.