Ecclestone in Russia for GP contract signing
14 October, 2010
Oct.14 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone is in Russia on Thursday for a ceremonial signing of a seven year formula one race contract.
Earlier, it emerged that Russian president Vladimir Putin has travelled to the resort city Sochi to approve the plans for a $200m circuit and to sign F1 chief executive Ecclestone’s race promotion contract.
But the state owned Ria Novosti news agency, and the Vedomosti business daily, said 79-year-old Briton Ecclestone is also in Sochi for the signing.
Officials of the local Krasnodar Krai authorities confirmed the reports.
The inaugural race is slated for 2014.