Ecclestone wants to return to North America

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Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is under a lot of pressure to take the sport back to the world's most important market. Ecclestone admitted that Formula One could return to Canada and that New York is the only viable alternative to Indianapolis for a US Grand Prix.

Ecclestone said to 'Motor Sport magazine' about the race at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit: "We are trying to get that back on again. The government is interested."

The Brit is however not so keen on making up with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, saying instead he is interested in pursuing options in New York.

"It is the one place where someone could make a business out of it," he said. "Apart from Indianapolis there is nowhere in America we could go to and hold our head up and say 'this is comparable to other circuits we are building around the world'."

Ecclestone repeated however that reinstating North American races depends on the teams, who have to agree to more than 17 races per season.