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After the announcement this week that New Jersey would be hosting a Grand Prix, the future F1 calendar is looking a bit, as Ross Brawn puts it, “creaking” but there is news today that may help the ever expanding season. Korean GP officials have already admitted they are trying to renegotiate their contract with Bernie after struggling for ticket sales and revenue.
The Formula One boss has no sympathy though, saying: “They didn’t really get behind it... Lots of things in life you can’t afford. You don’t have to have them. It took long enough to negotiate with them in the first place!”
The upcoming Russian Grand Prix has had a boost after it was reported the government are planning to spend about $200 million on the circuit. The track is due to appear on the calendar in 2014, but there is some speculation that it could be put back a year, as the city is also hosting the Winter Olympics in the same year. If building the track affects the preparations for the games, then it could be postponed, but so far, all involved are confident that the Russian Grand Prix will appear.
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