Canada could be set for a shock return to the formula one calendar, a local television channel reported on Sunday.

Canada could be set for a shock return to the formula one calendar, a local television channel reported on Sunday.

Citing rumours from the Melbourne paddock this weekend, the French language Reseau des Sports cable channel said organisers of the inaugural Abu Dhabi grand prix - scheduled as the 2009 season finale - have fallen behind in construction of its circuit.

Abu Dhabi's problems are reportedly due to the global financial crisis, with Montreal considered as a substitute despite falling off the 2009 calendar after a commercial disagreement with Bernie Ecclestone.

However, Canada would apparently not simply replace Abu Dhabi's November event, but instead host a race before the Brazilian grand prix in October, which would become the new last round of the championship.

 

 

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