Montreal race organisers have reportedly been given ten days to decide whether to host a Canadian grand prix next year.

Montreal race organisers have reportedly been given ten days to decide whether to host a Canadian grand prix next year.

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has only a provisional date on the 2010 calendar, and the Canadian publisher Sun Media said F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone is losing patience with the stalling talks.

"When I come back from Japan next week, I'm going to need final answers to all of our questions," the 78-year-old Briton said from Suzuka.

"If I don't have them, there won't be a grand prix in Montreal."

After the popular and important North American date was missing from this year's world championship, it was believed that a commercial dispute had been solved and that arms of government had stepped in to ensure a Canadian race for 2010.

Ecclestone revealed: "We're still trying to reach (an agreement).

"I'm no longer very confident. We have waited to have all of the answers. We can't wait much longer."

 

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