Formula One: Indian Grand Prix faces axe next year, says Ecclestone
BUDAPEST (REUTERS) - The Indian Grand Prix is likely to be dropped from next year's Formula One calendar as Russia prepares for its debut, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has told Reuters.
"Is India going to happen next year? Probably not," he said at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Asked what the problem was with the race at Greater Noida, near New Delhi, the 82-year-old British billionaire replied: "Very political."
Ecclestone, who has run F1 for decades, draws up the calendar and usually presents it to the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) to be rubber-stamped in September.