Countries not close to GP deals – Tilke

Fri, 16 February 2007, 12:51

Hermann Tilke has downplayed suggestions that a group of countries are on the verge of joining F1’s calendar in the near future.

The German heads Tilke Engineering, the exclusive designer of modern formula one circuits.

He told the website of British magazine Autosport that despite rumours to the contrary, nations including Mexico, India, Russia, South Africa and Greece are not close to penning grand prix deals with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Referring to plans for a Mexican GP in Cancun, Tilke said: “That is on ice. I guess there were some political problems.”

He also dismissed touted hosts India and Russia as merely subjects for “discussion” at present, called South Africa’s plans “dormant”, and said rumours about a Greek grand prix had “fizzled out”.


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