Christopher R. Pook has joined the Formula One Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial executive team as Special Assistant to the Chairman, Leo Hindery Jr.
With decades of experience developing venues and events, Pook joins an established executive team including YES Network founder Hindery, sports and entertainment veteran Dennis Robinson, and sports marketing and corporate development specialist Dick Goldschmidt.
Pook will provide consultation with respect to all aspects of construction, planning and execution of the Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial race.
He also helped develop other races around the country including races in Detroit, Las Vegas, Dallas, St. Louis, Denver and St. Petersburg, Fla. Pook is the former CEO of the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) series in the US and a past member of the board of Dover Motorsports, Inc.
The inaugural Formula One Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial is planned for June 2014. The race will be run on a 3.2-mile course using existing streets in Weehawken and West New York, N.J., along the Hudson River and at the top of the Palisades, with the New York City skyline as the backdrop.