Bernie Ecclestone is his usual inscrutable self in Bahrain, but interestingly he did not completely rule out getting involved with the British grand prix saga.

Bernie Ecclestone is his usual inscrutable self in Bahrain, but interestingly he did not completely rule out getting involved with the British grand prix saga.

On Thursday it emerged that legal action between Donington's owners and leaseholder has commenced, raising the prospect of formula one having to move away from the country altogether.

The court case has been scheduled for June 8.

Speaking with reporters, F1 chief executive insisted that if Donington fails, his sport will definitely not fall back on Silverstone. He also ruled out simply stepping in and becoming the Donington promoter.

"I'm too busy," he snapped.

But the 78-year-old Briton said: "I've been in talks with (track CEO) Simon (Gillett) and we've been talking through the money situation.

"I'm trying to help him sort things out. What he really needs is an investor, that's the best hope of saving the race," Ecclestone said.

When put to him that he could simply step in and personally safeguard the race, he added: "Let's see what happens, shall we.

"At the moment, it's all speculation. I haven't thought about it."

 

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