Bernie says no decision about Valencia GP

Wed, 11 October 2006, 10:30

Bernie Ecclestone says no decision has been taken about whether a second grand prix in Spain will be staged in the future.

The ‘Circuit de la Comunitat’ venue at Valencia, already a popular test track, announced recently that it would renovate its facilities and layout in preparation for a bid to host formula one races.

Valencia opened the 2006 GP2 calendar with a stand-alone event, at which F1 supremo Ecclestone met with local dignitaries about a GP debut possibly in 2009.

Bernie told the ‘Grand Prix’ magazine this week that a second Spanish race would likely be called the ‘Mediterranean’ or ‘European’ grand prix.

But he cautioned: “Valencia is doing a good job, but I cannot say if there will be a grand prix there. We will see.”

Spanish GP venue Barcelona has a contract that runs until 2011.


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