The possible inclusion of an American GP on future F1 calendars will be
revealed by the end of the year, according to event promoter Chris

Pook, who was responsible for staging the original Long Beach F1 grands
prix, and FIA promotions guru Bernie Ecclestone have held talks about
resurrecting a US event, with San Francisco as the leading candidate as
host. Pook has admitted, however, that he is also looking at possible
venues in Atlanta and Dallas. Las Vegas also remains in the running,
subject to planning permission being granted.

Elsewhere, the new Lausitz-Ring, near Berlin, claims to be in position to
host the next German GP, whilst the FIA are known to have discussed the
possibility of an Indian race with interested local parties. Malaysia and
South Korea still expect to feature on the 1999 calendar despite the recent
economic crisis in the Far East.

Meanwhile, the chances of Jerez or Kyalami being added to the 1998 schedule
appear to have faded. Kyalami has apparently given up on hosting a race in
the five week gap between Luxembourg and Japan at the end of the season,
but Jerez remains hopeful despite the situation not having been discussed
in recent months.



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