'Be wary' of Ecclestone's Magny Cours comments - Tambay

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Nov.7 (GMM) The F1 world should handle with caution Bernie Ecclestone's suggestion his sport could be heading back to Magny Cours.

Magny Cours International Circuit, France
Magny Cours International Circuit, France

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Amid reports Paul Ricard is leading France's bid to revive the country's defunct Grand Prix in 2013, F1 chief executive Ecclestone said this week: "If we go to France, it will be Magny Cours".

But former French F1 driver Patrick Tambay told RMC Sport that commentators "must be wary" of the wily 82-year-old's comments.

He said Ecclestone could merely be using Magny Cours' name to put pressure on Paul Ricard amid the negotiations.

Magny Cours chief Serge Saulnier declined to comment.

But a source close to the circuit, which last hosted the French Grand Prix in 2008, said Magny Cours' bid to host F1 again is still alive.

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Tags ecclestone, fia, fom, magny cours, paul richard, saulnier, tambay

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