Australia Might Lose Formula One Race, Ecclostone Says G'day And G'byeS

Those planning on attending the Australian Gran Prix this year better enjoy it, as there's some risk that it will be one of the last. According to Bernie Ecclestone, F1's answer to Darth Sidious, unless the race wants to become a night race like the Singapore Gran Prix (which ain't cheap) it might not exist past 2010. The reason is that Ecclestone claims there isn't enough money in the event if it isn't held in the nighttime, which is better for European audiences many time zones away. Of course, this could all just be Bernie trying to scare up a little more support out of the local government. Racing is business, after all is said and done. [AFP via Google]