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Rome GP will not cost city 'a single euro'

ESPNF1 Staff
September 30, 2010 « Heidfeld confident he will stay in F1 next year | »

A Rome Grand Prix will not cost the FIA anything, a potential race promoter has told the Italian media.

Rome's inaugural race is pencilled in for 2012 or 2013, pending the agreement of the residents of the district, mayor Gianni Alemanno said earlier this month. But amid the fierce opposition from Monza, as well as reports that Australian taxpayers are paying heavily for the Melbourne race, organisers of the Rome Grand Prix insist the city will not be faced with a massive bill.

"I reiterate that the business plan for the project involves nothing payable by the Comune di Roma," said promoter Maurizio Flammini. "Not a single euro will be paid from the municipal coffers to the promoter for the grand prix."

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