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French GP return 'still on'

Work still ongoing on a possible return of the French Grand Prix
The French sports minister has insisted that plans for a return of the French Grand Prix are still being worked on, and haven't stalled.

Suggestions have been made that a return to France was imminent with a race being held at the Paul Ricard circuit, although no deal has yet been confirmed.

The fact that an agreement hasn't yet been forthcoming had led some to question if the deal was about to fall through, but sports minister David Douillet says the return – which would come in a race share with Spa - is very much on.

"I met Bernie Ecclestone, he is totally willing to share just what Formula 1 Grand Prix between Belgium and France," he told TF1. "It has been mobilised and motivated by local governments struggling to finance this type of event. The cost will be divided by the two as we will share it with Belgium.

"We have three new French drivers in Formula 1 and so we have to have a Grand Prix de France. That is my job."

Jean-Eric Vergne, Charles Pic and Romain Grosjean will all represent France during the 2012 season.



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