The Russian line “Formuly-1“ construct near PetersburgThe owner of “Formuly-1“ Berni Ecclestone wants to hold Grand prix in St.-Petersburg. As informs the British edition Daily Mirror, Ecclestone already during coming week-end visits northern capital and meets the governor Valentina Matvienko to discuss possible terms and conditions of carrying out of a national stage “Formuly-1“ in Leningrad region. It is not excluded that the president of Russia Vladimir Putin takes part in this meeting also.
as inform the sources close to this project, the platform for building of a line nearby to a city of Pulkovo close to St.-Petersburg is already chosen. However, according to Ecclestone, no concrete arrangements while are present.“ But it would be very interesting project from the point of view of sports development. We are interested in that the Russian race appeared in a calendar as soon as possible, but all will depend on the Russian side: from desire of the authorities and terms of building of necessary objects “, - he declared.
Besides, Ecclestone confirmed the intention to exclude Grand prix in Melbourn from a calendar of“Formuly-1“after the termination of period of validity of the contract with the Australian authorities in 2010. The reason of this decision began to spend refusal of local authorities race at night days. For a vacant place will apply, thus, Russia, a stage to Malaysia and Grand prix in Sydney which authorities expressed readiness to spend at themselves night race instead of Melbourn.