North American fans of Formula 1 were disappointed this year to find out that there would be no race on this side of the Atlantic. According to F1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone, that will be rectified in 2010.
After failing to reach an agreement on financial terms with race organizers, the Formula 1 race held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, was cancelled this year. For the 2010 season however, Ecclestone promised the circuit would be on the calendar.
“I promise we will be in Montreal in 2010,” Ecclestone told Switzerland’s Motor Aktuell. “Everyone in Formula 1 loves the Canadian Grand Prix.”
While we will see a race in North America next year, American fans of Formula 1 will have trek over the northern border, as a U.S.-based race seems unlikely. “Forget Indianapolis,” said Ecclestone. “We’re not going back there.”
Ecclestone also remarked on British Grand Prix’s place on the F1 schedule, saying that it wasn’t under threat. He said that if the Donington Park Circuit can deliver, the race will be held there. If not, the race will once again be at Silverstone.
Source: F1 Live