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As The Wheel Turns: Ecclestone Now Says F1 N.J. Event Could Get Green Light

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "still believes" the inaugural Grand Prix of America in New Jersey could "find a place on the 2014 F1 calendar, despite having told a journalist last week that the race may not happen due to lack of funds," according to Adam Cooper of FOXSPORTS.com. A '14 F1 schedule is "expected to emerge" around Sept. 27, which Ecclestone said is “more or less” the cut-off point for New Jersey. Ecclestone said, "They have a contract. If they can comply with the contract, we want to be there. If they come to me next week, and show they have complied with whatever it should be, it’s alright. They’ve got to finish the circuit, so they need to pay, and they need to comply with the conditions for us.” He added, "We’ve been mucking around and waiting long enough. We’ve compromised enough. We sent them 10 million to pay some of their debts, and keep the doors open, so we’re a little bit serious" (FOXSPORTS.com, 8/27).
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