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Magny-Cours keen on F1 return

Magny-Cours could return to the F1 schedule as early as 2012 as improvements are made to French venue
Bosses of the Magny-Cours circuit say they are keen to see the French Grand Prix return to the F1 calendar as soon as 2012.

The event was last held in 2008 before dropping off the schedule, with talk that the French GP could move elsewhere to return to the calendar – with a range of venues, including EuroDisney, being mentioned as possible options.

However, Magny-Cours chief executive Serge Saulnier has now revealed that changes are afoot for the venue which would put it in a stronger position to reclaim the rights to an F1 event, possibly as early as 2012.

“We stopped in 2008 because neither the General Council of Nevers nor the Regional Council of Burgundy could come to a decision,” he told L'Équipe. “Last time they each put up to 3 million euros (2.47 million pounds).

“The A77 motorway between Paris and Magny-Cours will be opened in the coming weeks and we will also open new coveraged grandstands at the Adelaide Hairpin, with the roofs being equipped with solar panels.

“Like every year, we have received from our approval for Formula 1 from the FIA. We have also had an enlargement of the pit lane. We should have our financial package sorted by June 2011.”




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nosennse - Unregistered

September 14, 2010 9:43 PM

A well know circuit where overtaking is highly likely...dumped. Yet we have boring new tracks like Valencia Singapore and YesMarina... Bernie is just a fashion victim. Tell those ******* arabs to stop building ONE RACE tracks...and invest in traditional circuits: the ones that makes motorsport!!!



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