Ecclestone losing patience over Canada GP return

Montreal race organisers have reportedly been given ten days to decide whether to host a Canadian Grand Prix next year. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has only a provisional date on the 2010 calendar, and the Canadian publisher Sun Media said F1...

Montreal race organisers have reportedly been given ten days to decide whether to host a Canadian Grand Prix next year.

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has only a provisional date on the 2010 calendar, and the Canadian publisher Sun Media said F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone is losing patience with the stalling talks.

"When I come back from Japan next week, I'm going to need final answers to all of our questions," the 78-year-old Briton said from Suzuka.

"If I don't have them, there won't be a Grand Prix in Montreal."

After the popular and important North American date was missing from this year's world championship, it was believed that a commercial dispute had been solved and that arms of government had stepped in to ensure a Canadian race for 2010.

Ecclestone revealed: "We're still trying to reach (an agreement).

"I'm no longer very confident. We have waited to have all of the answers. We can't wait much longer."

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula 1
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Bernie Ecclestone