Another false start: 2010 Canada GP still not on

The return to the F1 calendar of the Canadian Grand Prix in 2010 is still not assured, politicians in Montreal insist. On Monday, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve's outgoing local promoter Normand Legault said in a media statement that a...

The return to the F1 calendar of the Canadian Grand Prix in 2010 is still not assured, politicians in Montreal insist.

On Monday, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve's outgoing local promoter Normand Legault said in a media statement that a "commercial dispute" with Bernie Ecclestone is now over and that an "announcement is forthcoming" about Canada's return to F1.

But the local finance minister Raymond Bachand responded by insisting that Legault's statement was not an official announcement about the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix.

"Our negotiations with Ecclestone are going well, the negotiations are actually over, but we haven't signed anything yet but we're very confident," he is quoted as saying by Canadian media.

Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay also said he hoped to have more news on the subject soon.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve