Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he was on the verge of cancelling the Korean Grand Prix last month due to the late-running construction work.
Speaking to The Guardian he said:
It’s done now. It’s all right. Last month I didn’t think it would be finished. And it would have been cancelled then – for sure.
But the track has been inspected and passed. Everything’s OK.
He voiced some concerns at the time during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend.
Ecclestone also suggested the Turkish Grand Prix may lose its place on the calendar due to the low numbers of spectators that have been attending the race:
Maybe someone will decide they need a rest because it’s not working for them commercially.
A good example is probably Turkey. They’ve built an incredible circuit and it might even be the best – but there’s not much enthusiasm from the public. I don’t know why.
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