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Ecclestone says more European races will go
Saturday 27th October 2012, 18:09 by Ryan Wood
Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed he will continue to cull the European races in the 'near-future' as the sport expands to new territories.
The 'heart' of Formula One is considered to be in Europe, but the ever expanding calendar has seen new countries outside of the EU joining as 'new-money' has provided the resources to build the necessary facilities and pay the substantial sanctioning fees.
Next season will see 12 races outside of Europe, well over half with just seven European rounds planned for 2013. Compare that to the 1990 season where 10 of the 16 races were located within Europe.
Ecclestone though told Sky Sports that we'll likely lose "two or three" more races from the continent.
"We'll keep trying to move forward. We're a world championship," said the 81-year-old.
"We'll probably lose two or three more races in Europe as we have to sort of move on," he added.
When asked if that would leave just four races in Europe, he replied: "Who knows?"