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Media reports suggest a return for the French Grand Prix could come sooner rather than later

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Johnny Rotten - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 8:21 AM

It'd be good to have a French GP back but it's always going to be frowned upon by fans if it's at the biannual expense of Spa. Spa needs to be there every year, it's the best circuit on the calendar.

ausiejon - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 9:40 AM

Magny cours was always one of my favourite races of the season. Shame its not viable to stage races there again. Paul ricard is a good fast circuit and could provide some good racing - certainly better than most of the modern circuits. Next they should bring back San Marino race!

Matt - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 10:21 AM

I miss Magny Cours too, but also not at the expense of losing SPA.
It's a way better option to get rid of Valencia.
I would like to see China, Singapore and Korea go to but Bernie loves that money in preference of retaining and returning great race tracks.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 1:02 PM

The French GP isn't actually at Spa's expense. It's Spa which struggles to have a race every year, so that deal helps them to keep the GP.

Of course, I'd rather have both every year but that's better than having none of them.

StopGo - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 6:03 PM

If the French GP comers back, that will be great. It's the original Grand Prix from 1906 and F1 should cherish it as such. But if the raceshare deal with the Belgians is true, that sets a very worrying precedent. Ecclestone is on record as saying Europe could and should drop to just five GPs per season in the next few years. If this arrangement goes through, watch him get all the other European events to double up in the same way, to make his prediction/wish come true.

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