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

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