Bulgaria's hopes of joining the formula one calendar continue to increase.

Bulgaria's hopes of joining the formula one calendar continue to increase.

The southeast European country's economy minister met with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone at Monza this weekend.

The meeting followed a scandal that broke out between Bulgaria and an Abu Dhabi company, who denied agreeing to fund a grand prix circuit.

But according to the Standart newspaper, Ecclestone will be travelling to the Bulgarian capital Sofia next week.

There, he will "discuss the grand prix project with representatives of the government," added the report.

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