Bernie Ecclestone Says Russian Grand Prix on Schedule

Bernie Ecclestone says F1 will respect the contract with promoters of the Russian Grand Prix - scheduled to take place in Sochi later in the year.

updated: August 22, 2014 20:04 IST
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Selfie time? Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone (R) looks at a mobile phone stands in the paddock during the first practice session at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.


Spa: Formula One ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone on Friday said he had no doubt that this year's controversial inaugural Russian Grand Prix in Sochi will go ahead as planned in early October. (Updates from Belgian F1)

Speaking to reporters in the paddock at Belgian Grand Prix practice, the 83-year-old Briton said he and Formula One would respect their contract with the promoters.

"We have a contract," he said. "Our friends there are happy with the contract, we are happy. We will be there. If people have arguments with Russia, maybe they have, but we haven't got any."

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