Many major market media outlets have been reporting this morning that the Canadian Grand Prix has been dropped from the 2009 Formula 1 schedule.
The interesting thing about this is the revelation that the organizers seem to have been left out of the loop on the decision, having just released this very brief press release:
MONTREAL, Oct. 7 /CNW Telbec/ – The executives of the Grand Prix of
Canada have learned via the media of the omission of the Grand Prix of Canada
from the F1 Championship 2009 calendar.
Therefore, the organization will issue no comment until having spoken to
Formula One Management (FOM) and the FÃƒÂ©dÃƒÂ©ration Internationale de l’Automobile
It will be interesting to see how this pans out. Will F1 be absent from North America in 2009, or do the FIA need to learn to proof read things before publishing them?