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Turkish GP drawing low numbers

Updated: May 28, 2010, 11:27 AM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- The Turkish Grand Prix will remain on the Formula One calendar despite a history of poor attendance.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone said Friday that talks were under way to secure a 10-year contract extension with the Istanbul Park Circuit. The current deal runs out after this year's race.

"We'll be here again next year," Ecclestone said at the Istanbul Park Circuit.

With few fans in the grandstands for Friday's opening practice, Ecclestone pleaded for patience ...

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