The Canadian F1 Grand Prix in Montreal was scrubbed from the 2009 race schedule last fall. Photograph by: Christinne Muschi/Reuters
Governments to provide $16.5M.
Francois Dumontier, deeply involved in the organization of the Canadian Grand Prix for most of the past 15 years as operations manager, vice-president of operations and finally general manager, had no comment to make on Thursday's report that Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay is only weeks away from announcing that the city has been added to the 2010 Formula One schedule.
La Presse reported that only a some details and a few million dollars in additional funding remain to be sorted out before the deal is done. The federal, provincial and civic governments will invest more than $16.5 million a year to secure the race for Montreal, in partnership with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, the report says.
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Canada closes in on 2010 return -- Formula1
Montreal close to finalising 2010 return -- ITV