Eccleston will not be in Australia

Andrew Westcott
Author of the article: , published March 13, 2013.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone will not be watching this year's first race of the season, which will take place in Australia this weekend. There has been a lot of talk in the local media about the race being called into question in the future, but the organizers of the Melbourne race are not worried. Thus, the main organizer Andrew Westacott says that negotiations on a new contract will not begin until the second half of the year: “Bernie intends to expand the calendar to 19 or 20 races, respectively. Unfortunately, he failed to come here this weekend, but he knows that everything here is by Formula One standards. However, the authorities have already said that the negotiations will start at the end of this year or the beginning of next year, so a visit or not to visit Bern does not mean anything. "

On the other hand, let us mention that the contract expires only in 2015, so they still have quite some time to agree on the future. A few weeks ago, Ecclestone himself called for an extension of his contract with Melbourne: “Everyone loves Australia, it's nice to go there. I understand that we were also a little criticized, but I don’t know why. We are happy with Melbourne and because of me we could also sign a 50-year contract. We don't have any problems with Melbourne and I hope we will be there forever. "

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