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Ecclestone rubbishes talk of New York trip

Bernie Ecclestone says he is 'absolutely 100 per cent' not planning a race on Staten Island in New York.

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is not in New York this week discussing the possibility of staging a race on Staten Island, it has been confirmed.

Reports he had made the trip to the United States to meet with New York mayor Michael Bloomberg emerged after Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman, Ron Walker, told journalists that this was why he wasn't in Melbourne this weekend for the season opening race at Albert Park.

However, Ecclestone has since clarified that that is not the case and that he is still in fact in London: “I'm in the office and I'm not coming to New York,” Ecclestone told Reuters.

Asked about a race on Staten Island, Mr E added it is 'absolutely 100 per cent' not something he is considering.




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Rob01 - Unregistered

March 24, 2011 4:49 PM

Then why not go to Melbourne???? He also said this about Todt. We should write the rules with the teams," he said. "The competitors have got to race and have got a big investment. We have got a big investment. We should write the rules, give them to the FIA and they should make sure they are followed. It should be like the police - the police don't write the rules and say you've got to do 30mph. The FIA is a joke."



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