Following fast in the wheeltracks of Turkey, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and others, Serbia has now emerged as the latest contender to hold a Formula 1 grand prix, after Max Mosley recently visited the country to hold talks.

According to Canadian internet television carrier JumpTV, the FIA President travelled to the Serbian capital Belgrade to talk to Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica about the possible construction of a circuit in the landlocked central European country.

Reports on www.homeofsport.com suggest a statement was issued to confirm the project would be undertaken by the Serbian automobile association Auto-moto Savez Srbije (AMSS), already a member of the sport's governing body. Whilst no further details have yet been released, local media have also spoken of a meeting between F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and Kostunica last year.

During the visit, Ecclestone and Kostunica reportedly discussed the future of Serbia's leading international driver - and World Series by Renault front-runner - Milos Pavlovic. The 25-year-old is sponsored by the Petroleum Industry of Serbia and the jointly government-owned company Telekom Srbija.

JumpTV quotes Kostunica as praising 'the importance of this project for the development of auto racing in Serbia, and for tourism and to promote the country'.

 

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