The organisers of the Indian Grand Prix claim to have agreed terms with Bernie Ecclestone to hold a race in 2010. One of two sites near New Delhi will be chosen for the race.
It is the latest in a string of new circuits set to join the calendar in forthcoming years. Next year new venues in Singapore and Spain (Valencia) will join the calendar, followed by Abu Dhabi in 2009, then India and South Korea in 2010.
It remains to be seen whether the pressure of accommodating these new events will force existing races off the calendar. The United States Grand Prix will be dropped next year (although Ecclestone is, not for the first time, evaluating the possibility of holding a race in New York) and the British and French rounds are believed to be under threat. Links below.
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- Suzuka to return in 2009
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- Autosport.com – India to host F1 Grand Prix in 2010 (external)