After Bernie Ecclestone suggested over the weekend that a renewed U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis remained a possibility, rumors spread that talks were under way to restore the event, which ended an eight-year run in 2007, possibly as soon as next year. However, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has played down this suggestion.
"In terms of negotiations, nothing is happening at this time," IMS spokesman Eric Powell told the Indianapolis Star. However, Powell acknowledged that dialogue with F1 officials has continued off and on since the last F1 race at IMS despite the departure of Tony George as CEO of the Speedway.
"We would love to have Formula 1 in Indianapolis," Powell added. "We feel this is the best venue for Formula 1 in the United States."