The CEO of the Formula One Group, Bernie Ecclestone, has said that their probably will be a new ten-year contract for the Canadian Grand Prix. There are just some small adjustments to the circuit that have to be done before the closure of the deal.
“We have agreed on the annual fee, which will soon be paid,” Ecclestone said. “That is not a problem. We just want the agreement for a rebuild. We are talking about an upgrade, but it doesn’t have to be another Abu Dhabi. If the Montreal facilities can compare to what they did at Silverstone, that would be good. Canada is an important country for us and we intend to keep going there.”
Earlier, Ecclestone said that the the Montreal track needed to refresh its facilities. This was especially necessary for the pit building. The organisers confirmed that the modifications would be done before the 2013 season.
In 1978 the first Grand Prix of Gilles Villeneuve took place. The Montreal track has been the venue for the Canadian Formula 1 ever since. The GP is visited by over 336.000 spectators every year.
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