Ecclestone confident India can secure 2015 return
1 May 2014 – Bernie Ecclestone says that Formula 1 will return to India in 2015 so long as race promoters Jaypee Group can fulfil the financial obligations of the existing contract.
Formula 1 ventured to India for the first time in 2011 as the Buddh International Circuit but the race was dropped for 2014, albeit with the caveat that it would return in 2015 with an early season slot.
"It is all very clear," said Ecclestone. "They just need to come here [London] and sort out the existing contract. Though the race promoters have not said when they will come over, we are constantly talking and they look very eager to get the race back.
"I am also confident that all financial issues will be sorted out and India will be back on the calendar.
"As I have said in the past, India is an important market for Formula One. I really want to see the race return."