Turkey hopeful of 2012 spot

2011-08-09 10:28:00

 RSS

Share:

Turkey hopeful of 2012 spot

Despite being left off the latest edition of the 2012 schedule, organisers in Turkey have not given up hope of hosting a grand prix next year.


With the US GP in Austin added to the 2012 calender and pressure on Bernie Eccestone to keep the season down to 20 races, there was always going to be one casualty.

The Turkish GP was the race that got the axe after an agreement could not be reached to extended the race's contract.

However, organisers remain optimistic that the race can get back on the calender.

"Certainly we are hopeful about the 2012 Turkish GP, but it depends on the result of ongoing negotiations," Ferruh Gundogan, Director of SMEs Department in the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, told Autosport.

"Actually, [the] ultimate 2012 Formula 1 calendar has not been declared yet. Negotiations between the Turkish Ministry of Sports and FOA are ongoing.

"It is hardly possible to say that the Turkish GP has dismissed the opportunity."

Felipe Nasr and Valtteri Bottas head out to begin the fourth and final day

Editor's Picks

Lateral Impact Thinking

Lateral Impact Thinking

Fernando Alonso's testing accident at Barcelona will help safety in future Formula 1 testing, writes Andrew Davies...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

PlanetF1 has teamed up with Memento Exclusives to offer you the best F1 Christmas shopping - and there's an extra something...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Introducing Fantasy Racing

Introducing Fantasy Racing

PlanetF1 has launched its own Fantasy Racing game, it's free to enter and you can win some cool prizes...