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Ecclestone's blunt verdict on F1's new ambitions

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 Ecclestone's blunt verdict on F1's new ambitions
Adam Cooper
By: Adam Cooper
Nov 20, 2018, 12:10 PM

Liberty Media recently announced that Formula 1 will race in Vietnam for the first time in 2020 as the first new event it has sealed since buying the championship. But the deal for the new race raises questions about the future of historic grand prix venues.

The announcement of a Vietnam Grand Prix for 2020 was a timely victory for Liberty Media as it came amid a general perception that Formula 1's owner is not keeping pace with its promise to bring about change.

With the desired flagship race in Miami in limbo while logistical and political challenges are tackled, Chase Carey and his colleagues had to be seen to be capable of pulling off a new event.

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Author Adam Cooper