Note to French F1 fans – Better book a trip if you want to see a live race until 2011


Because Bernie Ecclestone won’t allow anybody to suffer through another race at Magny Cours ever again. Actually, he’s looking for a new venue that can afford the asking price to host a Formula 1 race in the long-term.

“I think it is quite sure (there will be no race in 2010),” Ecclestone told French daily newspaper L’Equipe.

“We want to find the right spot because the French GP has to be long-lasting.”

After the sudden (yet unsurprising) cancellation of the French GP at Magny Cours, there has been many tracks in France that have been thrown around as possible replacements, ranging from favorite test track Paul Ricard to a street race (oh noes) in the Paris suburbs, but that plan was vetoed by the local government,

Another plan would possibly include the construction of a new circuit, either in Sarcelles or Flins, both of which are near Paris.

“I’ve always thought it was the right spot for us, that it was the new location that suited the French Grand Prix,” he added.

“We went to Magny-Cours for the wrong reasons, for political reasons, so let’s try and avoid a repeat.”


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