Feb.26 (GMM) Alain Prost, the quadruple world champion, is hopeful France could finally return to the F1 calendar next year.

Bernie Ecclestone and Alain Prost
Bernie Ecclestone and Alain Prost

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Recently, following his native country's five year absence from the schedule, Magny Cours and Paul Ricard were linked with a possible French Grand Prix for 2013.

"I still read in the press that there are opportunities for 2013," Prost, who was involved in the talks, is quoted by France's Sport24.

"It is of course impossible. However, for 2014, there are possible openings (for France).

"There are a few Grands Prix in doubt but also many new projects considered by (Bernie) Ecclestone," said Prost.