Magny-Cours set to return to the F1 calendar in 2015

Magny-Cours set to return to the F1 calendar in 2015

The Magny-Cours circuit could be set to return as a Formula One venue in 2015. 

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Talks are ongoing between circuit officials and Formula One Management – FOM – to see the track, which hosted the French Grand Prix between 1991 and 2008, return to the F1 calendar next season.

Speaking to INFOSPORT +, Serge Saulnier, Chairman of the Board for the Magny-Cours circuit, said: “We are still in negotiations with FOM. We are a candidate for a date in 2015, but for the moment nothing is signed.”

“We have been working on it for more than three years, it has built slowly but surely, and I feel that the time has arrived to sign this agreement,” he added. “I hope and I would like it to be done before the summer.”

The French Grand Prix, which pre-dates the formation of Formula One itself, having been first run in 1906, has been absent from the Formula One calendar since 2008, when Magny-Cours last hosted the race.

Image courtesy of Lotus F1 Team

Dan Paddock

Dan Paddock

Dan Paddock is an FIA accredited freelance motorsport and Formula 1 journalist and the Grand Prix Editor of Richland F1. Dan joined the site in July 2013 as a Staff Writer, fresh off the back of completing a master’s degree in journalism. Following a promotion, Dan has since gone on to represent Richland F1 at four grands prix. Aside from Richland F1, Dan also writes for Rumble Strip News, as well as maintaining his own modest blog.