Figure says investor keen to save Belgian GP

By on Monday, July 25, 2011

Jul.25 (GMM) A well-connected figure in Belgian motor sport has suggested there is a serious buyer for the fabled Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

Fabled and popular Spa is currently controlled by the local Walloon government, who are said keen on a solution to cut costs by annually alternating its formula one hosting rights with a circuit in France.

But on Monday, 2004 Minardi reserve driver Bas Leinders suggested a buyer is keen to invest in Spa-Francorchamps to ensure it can stay on the F1 calendar every year.

The first rumour is that the "big investment company" suggested by Leinders, who is also a F1 commentator for Belgian television RTBF and a driver in the FIA GT1 series, is Renault team owner Genii.

Leinders, also captain of the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium, added on Twitter: "I wonder if the Walloon government are willing to sell Spa ... if not they should stop complaining and organise GP every year."

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