Gov't not willing to pay for London GP - Ecclestone

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Oct.16 (GMM) A London Grand Prix is unlikely because the government is not willing to support it.

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That is the admission of Bernie Ecclestone, who told F1 business journalist Christian Sylt that he is prepared to make "a large contribution" towards organising a street race in the British capital.

But the F1 chief executive is quoted by cityam.com: "I don't think the government would be prepared to put the required amount of money behind it."

That is despite the 81-year-old being apparently willing to "help the government and council with their costs".

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