Canada still hoping for 2009 slot

The Canadian Grand Prix organizers are still in negotiations with Bernard Ecclestone over the future of the race on the 2009 final calendar. Apparently they are looking at such measures as an increase in hotel tax for that weekend to gain the revenue that Ecclestone says they owe from last season and future team expenses for next year. Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay said:

“I think we need an answer very soon,” he was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

“We need to know if we’re going to have a Grand Prix in 2009. We’re trying to find a proposal that will meet with the approval of Bernie Ecclestone and his board of directors.

“He’s not interested in where the money’s going to come from, he just wants to get the money to which he thinks he’s entitled.”

So how do you really feel about Bernie?

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