Ecclestone 'has agreed' to France/Spa alternation

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France on Sunday made another clear step towards returning to the formula one calendar.

Ecclestone confirms future French GP
Ecclestone confirms future French GP

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The L'Equipe sports daily said race-day at Spa-Francorchamps was a "great day for French motor sport", after Bernie Ecclestone apparently agreed to reinstate a French date on the 2013 calendar.

The report said the plan is for France, probably with a race at the Ecclestone-linked Paul Ricard circuit, to alternate a single annual date with Spa.

"We have a contract until 2013," said Belgian Grand Prix organiser Etienne Davignon, "and we feel that there is a strong tendency at present for an alternation (in future).

"So we went to see who might be interested and we found a public interest group," he added, referring to French prime minister Francois Fillon's delegation.

We went to see who might be interested and we found a public interest group

Etienne Davignon

Davignon said on French TF1 television that the plan is "with the knowledge of the authorities", and that Bernie Ecclestone "has agreed".

"It looks like a concrete proposal," he added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Bernie Ecclestone , Francois Fillon
Tags belgium gp, davignon, eccelstone, fillon, french gp