US Grand Prix likely to be axed

FORMULA ONE: Next year’s inaugural American Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, is on the brink of being abandoned, according to the sport’s chief Bernie Ecclestone. The news comes 24 hours after developers of the new Circuit of Americas track said construction work had ceased. Ecclestone said the 18 November race would be called off at the next meeting of F1’s governing body the FIA. “Yes, it will be, for sure,” said Ecclestone, adding he was waiting for guarantees of payment.