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Monday, June 26, 2006

Indy wants new US GP contract

"We want the event to continue"
Even despite Bernie Ecclestone's apparent indifference to renewing the US Grand Prix contract, Indianapolis officials have indicated that they would like a new deal.
The president of the fabled Motor Speedway, scene of Sunday's race, indicated that he thought the F1 Supremo's media frostiness was mere 'positioning' ahead of upcoming contract negotiations.

''We'll sit down and talk in the next few weeks,'' said Joie Chitwood, ''and see what we come up with.

''We've said on many occasions that we want the event to continue.''

In the Canadian press last weekend, former triple World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart scolded 75-year-old Ecclestone for showing such disregard towards the American market.

The Scot said: ''If the manufacturers did not have (the US market), they might be out of business. I disagree with Bernie completely.''


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