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Ecclestone has 'no doubts' over Korea

ESPNF1 Staff
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Bernie Ecclestone believes construction in South Korea will be completed on time © Getty Images

Bernie Ecclestone has denied reports that the Korean Grand Prix might not go ahead due to delays in construction.

A story in the German magazine Focus suggested the track was behind schedule, with circuit designer Hermann Tilke quoted as saying: "For the first time I fear that a circuit is not going to be ready in time." Since then organisers have denied the report, and after a flying visit, Ecclestone said he has no concerns whatsoever over the circuit's readiness.

"I'm absolutely sure [it will be ready], no doubt at all," he told Reuters, before adding: "I've spoken to Tilke and he denies saying it."

Ecclestone has also been looking into holding a race in Russia and said a clear favourite for a venue had emerged in the resort city of Sochi on the Black Sea.

"We've got two or three places in Russia which we're dealing with at the moment," he said."There is a big push for us to do something with Sochi."