Ecclestone calls for improvements at Brazil GP track
The Brazilian Grand Prix, a mainstay of the Formula One season since 1972, could be under threat, it has been suggested.
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said significant improvements need to be made at the location in order for it to keep up its tradition of hosting the annual event.
It comes at a time when a number of tracks, namely those in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Shanghai are vying for a permanent place on the season's schedule.
Mr Ecclestone is quoted by the Estada de Sao Paulo newspaper saying: "Long ago, in 1972, I believed in Brazil and brought F1 here.
"But I can no longer be questioned by the teams about the worst circuit in the championship. The future depends on significant improvements."
This year's Brazilian Grand Prix is the penultimate race of the season and is scheduled for November 11th, four days before the deciding race in Abu Dhabi.
The drivers, who are currently enjoying a summer break, are soon set to return for duty with the Belgian Grand Prix taking place at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 29th.
Posted by James Curtis