Three weeks to save the US GP

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

United States Grand Prix, Indianapolis, 2007, start, 2Tony George has given Bernie Ecclestone until July 12th to settle their deal on the 2008 United States Grand Prix.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has held the event since 2000 but it has a chequered past. The 2002 and 2005 events were spoiled by race-fixing and a mass walkout by many teams.

The circuit’s original contract expired last year and George only agreed to a one-year extension.

Ecclestone once more made disparaging remarks about the importance of the race in the run-up to the 2007 event. This is a tactic he regularly uses against Silverstone and one he turned on Sepang earlier this year.

America has a large number of other road circuits but apparently none of them are very attractive to Ecclestone .

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