Oct.21 (GMM) A delegation is heading to London this week in a bid to save the axed Canadian grand prix.
Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay will accompany a local Quebec minister, as well as the Canadian federal minister of international trade Michael Fortier, as they meet with Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday, the Montreal radio station CJAD said."What we will be discussing is a business deal," Tremblay is quoted as saying by the Canadian business newspaper Financial Post."If we do nothing, it is gone."Fortier said Canada has a five-year contract to stage the grand prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve"There are three years left on it," he noted. "I believe on the basis of the contract we can move forward."It is a surprise to me that we've come to this situation. We will do whatever we can to see that the grand prix stays in Montreal."