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SBD Global/January 10, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
F1 Will Host Only 19 Races In '13, Ecclestone Confident Nürburgring Will Host German GP
Published January 10, 2013
TAKE CARE, TURKEY: HURRIYET DAILY NEWS reported Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan "chose not to approve the F1 deal" that would have landed the race in Istanbul in '13. The project, set to cost Turkey around $20M in total, "was supposed to receive" $13M of state funding. Erdoğan, however, "did not give his approval, and the project fell apart" (HURRIYET DAILY NEWS, 1/9).