Ecclestone rules out Indian return in 2015

By on Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Bernie Ecclestone has ruled out a Formula 1 return to India next year.

The Indian Grand Prix joined the sport in 2011 at the Buddh circuit but dropped off the calendar for 2014.

Organisers have insisted that its absence is only a temporary measure, with the sport set to return to the circuit in early 2015.

But Ecclestone has played down its chances.

"At the moment, India won't be on for next year for sure," Ecclestone told Reuters.

"Probably 2016... they're gradually getting over all the bureaucracy with the tax position inside the country and the general finances."

Ecclestone also added that any return of the Korean Grand Prix is unlikely to happen before 2016.

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