Valencia’s formula one foray may not be over.
But media reports including by the Europa Press news agency have now quoted Valencia vice-president Jose Ciscar as refusing to rule out a surprise return to the F1 calendar for 2014.
That is despite F1’s other Spanish host, Barcelona, already selling tickets for a 2014 race.
Indeed, Ciscar said Valencia will only return if there is “a substantial reduction of the (race) fee”.
“Right now there is nothing new (to say),” he added, “except that, for the government, it is essential to lower the payments even if in principle there are signed agreements that must be met.”