Ecclestone confirms talks over Turkish GP
5 December 2012 – Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of the Formula One Group, has confirmed that he and the new management at Istanbul Park are meeting this week to discuss the potential return of the Turkish Grand Prix. The search for an extra 2013 event has developed after the planned New Jersey Grand Prix was forced into a one year postponement.
A meeting of the World Motorsport Council (WMSC) is taking place in Istanbul throughout this week, with Ecclestone in attendance in a bid to resurrect the event.
"I am going to Istanbul to see if we can get the Turkish GP back before participating at the World Council," Ecclestone explained to Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport.
Istanbul Park hosted the Turkish Grand Prix from 2005 to 2011. Felipe Massa is the most successful driver at the circuit, winning in 2006, 2007 and 2008 respectively.
Turkey targets Grand Prix return in 2013