Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone puts brake on Indian Grand Prix

Bernie Ecclestone was quoted on Monday as saying the problem of hosting the race at Greater Noida was "very political."

updated: July 30, 2013 19:29 IST
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New Delhi: Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone on Tuesday confirmed that the 2014 Indian Grand Prix will have to be dropped to tweak the racing calendar and that he is working with event promoters Jaypee to have one in the first half of 2015. (Related read: Both Ecclestone and Jaypee want an Indian GP, says Karun Chandhok)

Ecclestone, who has been controlling the F1 empire for nearly 40 years, told IANS from his London office that he and his Formula 1 management always wanted the India round early in the season.

"When we signed the five-year deal with Jaypee, we were keen on going to India in the first half and Jaypee wanted it to be in October. We gave in at that time, but now it looks we will have the race early 2015," Ecclestone, 82, told IANS.

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