As part of Bernie Ecclestone’s plan for total world domination the global expansion of F1, the F1 supremo has admitted that some of the current circuits on the grid will have to make way for news circuits in Russia and New York.

Bernie recently confirmed that he is examining prospects for a New York or new Jersey street race for the 2012 season, and confirmed with Bloomberg that he would also like to have Russia added to the Grand Prix calendar.

Ecclestone confirmed that three potential sites outside Manhattan are under consideration, and also touted Moscow or the resort city of Sochi as possible venues in the former Soviet Union.

“We’ll make a decision [on the locations] in the next couple of months," he said.

Ecclestone has been a staunch supporter of increasing the calendar from its current 19-race schedule to 20 or more, but has conceded that the “traditional” European hosts may need to be reviewed.

F1 currently stops twice in Spain, at the equally dull circuits in Barcelona and Valencia, and from 2013 onwards, will have two Italian races in Monza and Rome.

"We’re going to lose some races for sure, there are some races we can afford to lose without too much problem," he said. "I’ve spoken to the countries to see what we can come up with."

Which circuits will be given the boot? Which ones can we do without?

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.