A report in today’s Italian media claims that a Rome Grand Prix deal is now off the table.

There has been widespread opposition to a Rome Grand PrixIt is understood that F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has written to Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno, justifying his decision on the basis that one race per country is sufficient for the sport, according to a report in La Repubblica.

So does this mean we can ditch one of the insomnia-curing Spanish venues anytime soon?

It is believed that Ecclestone’s letter concluded by adding that the sport should concentrate on widening its global appeal by racing in more countries.

Ferrari had similarly expressed reservations about a Rome street race, with concerns that it would strip the iconic Monza circuit of its longstanding role as host of the Italian Grand Prix.

[Original image via F1 Pulse]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.