F1 » French GP set for track share?

Paul Ricard and Magny-Cours mount official bids to stage a relaunched French Grand Prix - but could they end up working together?

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September 13, 2012 8:20 PM

re: "It perhaps comes as no great surprise, therefore, to discover that the two circuits could now combine to provide a united front in a bid to relaunch the French Grand Prix, with suggestions that the event alternate between them, thereby keeping the race on the schedule every year."

re: "the belief is that they would be willing to alternate between themselves in order to bring one of the original world championship nations back to the table."

after the merger announcement 'cross pond in american racing, take note bridgepoint regarding your MotoGp and WSBK holdings. don't look now, but here are more thoughts of 2 like entities working together (instead of against) for the common good...

(yoda voice) "you must unlearn what you have learned" (/yoda voice)

Mark _

September 13, 2012 8:50 PM

shamarone - the sharing of GP's is a good alternative for an existing track and it may even work for a street track such as the proposed New Jersey race. Since the track in Austin is being purpose built primarily for this race it would not make economic sense (not that it does anyway) to cut the potential revenue in half with a race sharing plan. Plus given the size of the U.S. it does justify having more than one race. This will also help the series to gain traction here faster than a single race each year.

Perhaps they should have the Austin race each year and then have an East or a West race on a street track on alternating years. This way the whole country is covered.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

September 14, 2012 2:47 AM

I'd rather have a race in Mexico, keep one in the US and another in Argentina than having 2 races in the States but for the time being it's fine like that.

Return of the Turkish track and French GPs return, let's not be sour for once that we hear good news ! Of course, it would have been cool to have a brand new French track but let's be realistic with the current economical conditions, it's already nice to have the GP back.

Adam of Gladstone - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 1:57 AM

Get rid of Monaco - Sure it has its history, but it is an outdated circuit & provides a boring procesion from start to finish with little or no passing.... or alternatively swap the french GP with Monaco year in & year out!

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