Ecclestone in Russia for GP contract signing

Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) CEO FOM  Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Practice Day, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Friday 12 March 2010.

Bernie Ecclestone

Oct.14 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone is in Russia on Thursday for a ceremonial signing of a seven year formula one race contract.

Earlier, it emerged that Russian president Vladimir Putin has travelled to the resort city Sochi to approve the plans for a $200m circuit and to sign F1 chief executive Ecclestone’s race promotion contract.

But the state owned Ria Novosti news agency, and the Vedomosti business daily, said 79-year-old Briton Ecclestone is also in Sochi for the signing.

Officials of the local Krasnodar Krai authorities confirmed the reports.

The inaugural race is slated for 2014.

  • Bec

    And remember Sochi is in Europe, only just but it’s still in.

    So that’s another European race … I think Turkey is for the chop.