Bernie Ecclestone does it again – threatening to omit Monza, one of the iconic F1 circuits, from the 2017 calendar.
Of course, Bernie, the patron saint of money movers, may just be doing this to put the squeeze on the Monza people to extract more from them in annual fees, than he currently is getting. Devious? Not our Bernie, surely? The mere fact that he did this to Silverstone, doesn’t mean that’s his modus operandi. Or is it?
The Monza track north of Milan has been host to the Italian Grand Prix since 1922 and it has held every race since 1950 with the exception of 1980 when it was staged at Imola.
Ecclestone and Monza promoters signed a new contract back in 2010 that will run until the end of 2016, but it looks like the circuit will get the chop after that.
“I don’t think we’ll do another contract, the old one was a disaster for us from a commercial point of view. After 2016, bye bye…”
Bernie has no soul.