Marussia yet to agree TV coverage deal for 2013

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Marussia yet to agree TV coverage deal for 2013
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Mar 8, 2013, 5:54 AM

Marussia F1 Team won't be broadcasted on television while the new agreement is not signed

Mar.8 (GMM) It is possible Marussia will be notably missing from next weekend's coverage of the 2013 season opener.

That is because Bernie Ecclestone is yet to agree a new Concorde Agreement with the backmarker team.

John Booth, Marussia F1 Team Team Principal
John Booth, Marussia F1 Team Team Principal

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The F1 chief executive said recently that he has agreed bilateral financial deals with every team, Marussia included.

But, apparently, that deal does not include provisions for images of the Marussia car and driver to be broadcast on television.

Asked by ESPN whether it is a crucial missing element for Marussia just a week before opening practice in Australia, team boss John Booth answered: "No.

"It's vital for Bernie because he won't be able to film us without it."

A team spokesperson confirmed that talks are now taking place.

"Nothing is signed yet," agreed Booth, "but it's getting pretty close now."

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