- Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai agrees seven-year Grand Prix extension
The future of the Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai has been secured with the signing of a new seven-year deal which will guarantee the race until 2017.
It has been reported lately officials wanted better contract terms for a renewal, with the first seven races at the imposing Shanghai International Circuit attracting few spectators and huge financial losses.
According to the Shanghai Daily, the city's Sport Bureau announced on Wednesday that the deal between Formula One Management and local organiser Juss Events has been extended through 2017.
Shanghai vice mayor Zhao Wen was quoted as saying the value of the renewed contract was lower than the previous one.