Australian Grand Prix future to be decided in 'weeks' : -
Talks to possibly extend Melbourne's Formula One Grand Prix are winding down.
It is not known if the Australian race will feature on the sport's annual calendar beyond 2009, but the Melbourne newspaper Herald Sun reports that a final decision is expected "within weeks".
Race boss Ron Walker has reportedly been in intense negotiations with Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone since the Albert Park event in March, but organisers will not agree to hold the race at night.
"It's (an event) we want to keep and it's one we'll be doing everything possible to ensure that it does remain here in Melbourne in the years ahead," state major events minister Tim Holding said.
"There are ongoing negotiations with Bernie Ecclestone and the FiA but we have ruled out a night Grand Prix and that is not negotiable," he added.
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