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SBD/December 6, 2012/Events and Attractions
Austin F1 Event At COTA Looks To Avoid Conflict With UT Football Home Game
Published December 6, 2012
TAKE ME BACK TO CONSTANTINOPLE? REUTERS' Alan Baldwin reported F1 “could have 20 races again next season” after the FIA “pencilled in a mystery European round in July to fill a space left by the postponed Grand Prix of America in New Jersey.” The FIA yesterday said that the German Grand Prix would “switch from July 14 to July 7 with July 21 now ‘reserved for another F1 European event’ subject to approval of national bodies.” Speculation “focused mainly on the possible return of the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul.” F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone “dropped a hint on Tuesday when he told Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport that he was going to Istanbul ‘to try and revive the Turkish Grand Prix and take part in the world council’” (REUTERS, 12/5).