Indy official – ‘door open’ for US GP return

Wed, 9 April 2008, 01:32

Circuit president Joie Chitwood has confirmed that Indianapolis would like to resume its place on the annual grand prix calendar.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO Tony George recently said talks are on to revive the formula one race, after he failed to reach a deal with Bernie Ecclestone about 2009.

Chitwood has now told a press conference that, in preparing for the inaugural MotoGP race this year, track officials kept in touch with the FIA so that the circuit can still be reverted to the formula one layout in the future.

“We did not want to make any changes that would preclude us in the future from hosting F1,” he explained.

“I know that Tony has said it, I’ve said it: ‘the door is open’. We think it’s a phenomenal racing series; we think it should be back in America.

“Maybe it can come back some day,” Chitwood added.

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