Initially a second American event was scheduled, however the New Jersey venue will not be ready in time for next year.
Ecclestone was thought to be keen on guaranteeing a 20th event to replace the cancelled Grand Prix of America and has played up the chances that Turkey will step in instead of the speculated Red Bull Ring in Austria:
“I have as of today spoken to no one about it,” he told Kleine Zeitung.
“At the moment I’m thinking more on Turkey and a return to Istanbul.”
However, he confessed that it may not be possible:
“Right now I’m thinking that next year we will go with only 19 races.
“That wouldn’t be a big problem for Formula 1,”
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