After a meeting on Thursday with Bernie Ecclestone, it seems that there may be some light at the end of the tunnel for the Canadian Grand Prix.
Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay and a delegation from the Quebec government met with Bernie for over two hours, and discussed the possibility of having the race re-instated for 2009 and beyond.
There was some rumours that the race had been pulled because the organisers had defaulted on payments to Ecclestone over the last three years, although these rumours are being denied and the reasons mooted are due to current economic conditions, not to do with any outstanding monies.
This is at an early stage, but with the GP bringing in some $37m to the local economy every year, all avenues are being explored.
This along with the Manufacturers complaining bitterly that they need a North American race on the calendar, as this is their biggest market, hopefully the light at the end of the tunnel is an opening, not just the lights of an oncoming train!
Personally, I always enjoyed the Canadian Grand Prix, and I think we all need the more traditional and long serving races to remain on the F1 Calendar.
Come on Bernie, sort this out!