MAY 11, 2001
Bernie goes to Moscow
Ecclestone's visit does not mean much. He has said in recent years that he has little interest in taking F1 to Russia - not matter how much money is involved - because of the country's image as being a country which is run by organized crime. The Russians may have plenty of money but the important question is whether the race fits the image that F1 is trying to promote - and the answer to that is definitely no.
It remains to be seen whether money can speak louder than words.