Rome GP would replace Monza - report

Bernie Ecclestone is not considering accommodating two Italian races on future F1 calendars, according to the Finnish publication Turun Sanomat. The newspaper's correspondent Heikki Kulta reported from Madonna di Campiglio this week that Rome's...

Bernie Ecclestone is not considering accommodating two Italian races on future F1 calendars, according to the Finnish publication Turun Sanomat.

The newspaper's correspondent Heikki Kulta reported from Madonna di Campiglio this week that Rome's candidature for a street race in 2012 endangers the historic Italian Grand Prix venue Monza.

Turun Sanomat said Monza cannot afford to renew its current deal with F1.

Shortly before Christmas, the sport's chief executive Ecclestone confirmed an agreement for a seven-year race deal with Rome, hinting to the Times that the layout would be close to the Vatican.

"Every time there is an overtaking manoeuvre, we're going to put the black smoke up," he joked.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Bernie Ecclestone