Oct.3 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Far away from the Suzuka paddock, the F1 world heard promising news on Friday from Belgium.

L’Echo newspaper reported that Bernie Ecclestone has agreed to extend the grand prix deal for the popular and fabled Spa-Francorchamps circuit until 2018.

The reporter cited sources close to the deal as saying it “looks good for an extension of three years”.