United States Grand Prix chief Tavo Hellmund has welcome the news that New Jersey will host a second Formula 1 race in the country.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie confirmed on Tuesday that a 3.2-mile street circuit will host its first Formula 1 event from the 2013 season.
The race will join Austin, which will be making its F1 debut on the calendar next year.
Hellmund said he was excited about the announcement.
"I want to extend my congratulations to Leo [Hindery] and his team, as I know how much work they have put into making this happen," said Hellmund. "When I walked the site a few years ago, the site's potential was obvious.
"I am excited for the East Coast and feel Tuesday's announcement is yet another acknowledgement of the viability, fan interest, economic benefits and prestige an F1 Grand Prix event brings to a region.
"New Jersey and Texas, nearly 2,000 miles apart, offer unique and very different fan experiences destined to not only raise the visibility of the sport in this country, but also increase the global attraction and US support of these world-class events.
"These two regions are going to be terrific backdrops for the world's most advanced form of racing."