That a French Grand Prix doesn’t exist on the Formula 1 calendar is nothing short of criminal. But the fact that Magny Cours remains the only viable host for a Formula 1 Grand Prix in France is equally criminal, one could also argue…
But the absence of the French Grand Prix could be set to end – according to reports – with suggestions that the Belgian Grand Prix may alternate its race-hosting duties with a circuit in France.
“I’ve been asked about it earlier this year by French officials,” Belgian GP promoter Andre Maes told France’s Le Journal Du Dimanche newspaper.
“This may be interesting, so I am waiting for further news.”
Despite having recently signed an extension to the contract for the Belgian Grand Prix to remain at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit. event organisers are still unhappy about the rising promotional fees they’re having to stump up for the privilege.
Magny Cours stopped hosting the French Grand Prix after 2008 due to similar cost concerns.
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