No plans for Formula 1 return to France
Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that that there are no plans of bringing back the French Grand Prix to the calendar.
The last time France hosted the Formula 1 race was back in 2008 on Magny-Cours Circuit. Over the past few months there were rumours of the possibility of reorganising the race on some of the circuits in France.
“France doesn’t have a good enough circuit that is capable enough of hosting the Formula 1 race. We left France because it did not suit anyone. Undoubtedly, France can do everything in the terms of organization and can find proper support, but the problem is nobody is interested in holding a race there,” said Ecclestone.
The first Formula 1 race in France was held in 1950 at Reims-Gueux circuit. After that, six more tracks were the hosts of French Grand Prix – Bugatti Circuit Le Mans, Charade Circuit, Paul Ricard Circuit, Dijon-Prenois, Rouen-Les-Essarts and Magny-Cours.