The boss of Turkey's motor racing sanctioning body admits Istanbul Park may struggle to reach an agreement to keep formula one at the circuit beyond 2011.

The boss of Turkey's motor racing sanctioning body admits Istanbul Park may struggle to reach an agreement to keep formula one at the circuit beyond 2011.

It is already known that Bernie Ecclestone, who rents the track from the Istanbul chamber of commerce, has given notice that the agreement is to be reconsidered beyond the 2011 edition.

"It won't be easy to come to an agreement," said the federation chief Mumtaz Tahincioglu. "There's tough competition, like when we started."

He explained that the only hope for Turkish grands prix beyond 2011 is to agree new terms with F1 chief executive Ecclestone, who is courting "serious candidates" for alternative venues.

"Some of them (the candidates) have committed to expensive construction," Tahincioglu is quoted as saying by the local Zaman newspaper.

 

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