Second Indy event unlikely

There has been some discussion at Magny Cours this weekend about the possibility of a non-championship race at Indianapolis at the end of the season but it appears the plan is not going to get off the ground. It was proposed the event take place...

There has been some discussion at Magny Cours this weekend about the possibility of a non-championship race at Indianapolis at the end of the season but it appears the plan is not going to get off the ground. It was proposed the event take place at the end of October but circuit CEO Tony George has apparently vetoed the idea.

McLaren boss Ron Dennis said the suggestion of a second event at Indy was aimed at repairing the damage done by the US Grand Prix fiasco, in support of Michelin already stating it will compensate the ticket holders at this year's event.

"It is an offer from the teams and would supplement the offer of Michelin," Dennis commented. "We support anything that can repair the image of Formula One so that it can once again be a community."

However, the Indianapolis Star quoted George as saying: "There will be no (race) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this fall." It seems that IMS just wants the events of this year, and the future of the US GP, to be resolved.

"Our position to Bernie (Ecclestone), who is our link to the F1 community, is that the sooner we can get the focus back on the real issues that affect all of us, the better off we'll be," said George.

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