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Qatar's Hopes To Stage Formula One Grand Prix Remain Distant

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 21 / 15

Qatar's hopes of joining the F1 calendar in the near future "appear to have receded" after F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "indicated he was unlikely to add a third Middle Eastern race to the schedule just yet," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Ecclestone: "I think we've got enough here, don't you?" M...

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