Ecclestone may make rare Aussie GP visit

(L to R): Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) F1 Supremo; Valentino Rossi (ITA) MotoGP World Champion; Mick Doohan (AUS) TV Commentator. Australian Grand Prix, Race Day, Rd 1, Albert Park, Australia, 7 March 2004. DIGITAL IMAGE BEST IMAGE

Bernie Ecclestone with Valentino Rossi and Mick Doohan at the 2004 Australian GP

Feb.5 (GMM) Amid a controversy over the future of the Australian grand prix, it seems Bernie Ecclestone will attend the 2011 edition.

The F1 chief executive declared recently that F1 doesn’t “need Australia”, after Melbourne’s Lord Mayor and premier questioned the value of the Albert Park event for taxpayers.

The state Victorian government has since committed to the F1 race, but Ecclestone’s lack of enthusiam is symbolised by the fact that he hasn’t made the long haul to Australia for several years.

The local Herald Sun newspaper therefore interprets it as “a mercy dash” the 80-year-old’s plans to attend this March.

“I am sure that it is Mr Ecclestone’s intention to be in Melbourne,” a spokesperson for the Briton confirmed.

  • Bec

    If I was Mr.E I’d visit Geelong while I was there, and stop off at Cape Town on the way back :D

  • Nemo

    The Herald Sun is against everything that isnt Australian Rules Football