It's Ecclestone being Ecclestone and nothing else. That's is his way of telling other aspiring hosts to have their money ready "just in case." Otherwise, there's a contract, and F1 will be there next year if there's a circuit.
And because the Governor of New Jersey, that gelatinous blob seen below, wants to waddle for president in four years, he's going to do all he can to make sure it gets done, as it will be his only foreign policy experience. That is, unless you include his frequent trips The International House of Pancakes.
"I haven't seen my feet in one year."