Belgian GP signs new three-year deal

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The Belgian Grand Prix will remain on the Formula 1 calendar for the next three years after the event’s contract was extended until 2015, it was announced on Thursday.

Reports earlier suggested that the Belgian GP would be alternated with a race in France starting next year, but the cost of hosting the race was reduced to an undisclosed amount.

“(Wallonian minister of finance Jean-Claude) Marcourt said the French had not followed up on that proposal and hence the Belgian contract was being extended,” AFP reported.

The current Belgian GP deal expires after the end of this year’s edition.

 

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