Reports claim plans to reinstate the French Grand Prix are progressing well

Reports from France claim that plans to see Formula 1 return to the country are progressing well.

We reported last month that French Prime Minister François Fillon had set up a taskforce with the express intent of getting Formula 1 back to the country, and the group is apparently on the verge of sending a letter of intent to F1 commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone.

L’Equipe reports that the letter will outline a proposal to alternate its race – which will be held at the Ecclestone-owned Paul Ricard circuit – every year with the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.

It is also believed that the letter will include a proposed calendar slot (believed to be August or September 2013), budget estimates for the sanctioning fee payable to Ecclestone’s Formula One Management group and details of principal sponsors who are keen to get on board.

[Image via The Cahier Archive]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.