Ecclestone: Greece 'keen' to hold F1 race

Ecclestone: Greece 'keen' to hold F1 race

26 August 2014 – Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that a grand prix in Greece is still a possibility, even though the country's economic situation is still far from healthy.

Proposals for a race in the country have been rumoured for some time, although Ecclestone's company Formula One Licensing did recently register the 'Formula 1 Mediterranean Grand Prix' as a trademark.

"The Greeks are keen," Ecclestone told CNN. "They want me to go and see the Prime Minister or the mayor.

"We will have to find out if they have got any money."

The report adds that private investors are looking at building a circuit in the Keratsini-Drapetsona municipality, six miles west of Athens, the capital city.

Athanasios Papatheodorou, track architect for the prospective race promoter Dielpis, commented: "The Prime Minister himself has supported fully the initiative for organising F1 races and is looking forward to the instruction from the relevant international federations to realise the Dielpis Formula 1 project.

"The greatest benefit for our country would be giving to the world the opportunity to see the most historical port of the Mediterranean sea and our experience at organising big events, such as the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, is a big credential for us."

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