Bernie goes to Vegas

Bernie Ecclestone may not show up at the French Grand Prix this weekend. Our spies tell us that the Formula One boss is currently on a visit to Las Vegas. The obvious conclusion will be drawn from this, but then that may be the reason for the visit as Ecclestone negotiates with Indianapolis.

Whether there is a serious chance of a race in Las Vegas remains to be seen. The streets are not very likely but there might be possibilities with individual casino owners, notably Steve Wynn, who was hot on the idea of an F1 race in Vegas around 10 years ago. Wynn now has a much larger, private, property known as Wynn's Las Vegas and he could stage a race himself.

The big question is whether he would pay the fees necessary and whether the race could be timed to hit the major F1 TV markets.

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