SEPTEMBER 28, 1998
Formula 1 and Indianapolis
BOTH the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Bernie Ecclestone have denied reports in the Indianapolis Star newspaper that a deal has been reached for the United States Grand Prix to be held at the Brickyard for 10 years, starting in September 2000.
We believe that the race will go ahead but that there is a sticking point between George and Ecclestone over the date of the race. George is understood to want a date in September while Ecclestone would prefer to tie the race to the Canadian GP in June.
If the deal goes ahead, the $15m investment will include a completely new pit building with 24 F1 standard pit garages and an area for the Paddock Club.