Bernie Ecclestone has played down suggestions that a second Spanish grand prix could be added to the F1 calendar in the future.
The existing test circuit at Valencia announced recently that it would bid for a formula one race after renovating its facilities, but F1 supremo Ecclestone denied that Fernando Alonso’s popularity would factor into his decision.
Bernie, 75, told Diario As in Madrid this week: “This sport is greater than any one driver. Fernando has done a lot for the popularity of formula one in Spain but that does not mean we are going to do another race.”
Spanish GP venue Barcelona has a contract to 2011.