The future of the Italian Grand Prix is seemingly under threat after F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone said he was considering axing the Monza circuit from the calendar.
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Ecclestone says the Italian Grand Prix could face a similar fate to the German Grand Prix, which was dumped from the 2015 calendar last month.
“They don’t have an agreement, so we have got to wait and see haven’t we?” Ecclestone is quoted as saying by AFP.
“It’s a bit like Germany really.”
2015 will be the first season since 1950 that will not include a race in Germany after the Hockenheim circuit deemed the event to not be financially viable.
Although considered to be one of F1’s traditional races, Ecclestone said the axing of the event would not be “unthinkable”.
“I’ll tell you something … I was told that when we didn’t have a race in France. And Germany. Now, we’ve got some good replacements, haven’t we?,” Ecclestone said.
Events such as Bahrain, Singapore and Abu Dhabi have been added to the calendar over the last decade, while a street circuit in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku will reportedly be introduced in 2016.
The introduction of non-traditional circuits has caused widespread debate, with Ecclestone accused of treating F1 fans with contempt by chasing big-money events.