Ten million euros might not be enough to keep the Italian grand prix at historic Monza.
It is believed the governing FIA has some powers to protect some of the sport's most iconic venues, like Monza and also the likes of Monaco, Spa and Silverstone.
But F1 chief executive Ecclestone has been making waves in Italy by warning that his current commercial deal with Monza is "a disaster".
"I don't think we'll do another contract," he added. "After 2016, bye-bye."
Hardened F1 insiders have seen Ecclestone's hard-nosed negotiating tactics many times before, but he is under pressure from other potential grand prix hosts who are willing to pay more.
One of them could be...
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