Ecclestone eyes return for India

By on Friday, May 29, 2015
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Bernie Ecclestone has suggested that he is keen to revive the Indian Grand Prix, two years after the race was most recently held at the Buddh circuit.

India joined the calendar in 2011 and held a five-year deal with the sport, though the event was not continued into 2014 amid frustration with bureaucracy.

The race was scheduled to return with an early-season date in 2015 but such an idea did not happen, with Ecclestone now hinting that a deal could be on for next year, if an agreement can be reached with event organisers Jaypee Group.

"I hope we have a race in India next year, I am waiting for the promoters to come back to me," Ecclestone is quoted by the Press Trust of India.

"We will do whatever is needed to make sure India is back. There are no added challenges to the event. We just need the Jaypee Group to say that 'we are happy to carry on' and we can revive the existing contract.

"They need to be in a hurry. Within the next two months, we need to know."

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