France now close to F1 calendar return

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France's return to the F1 calendar after a three year absence is now looming.

French Grand Prix could return to the F1 calendar
French Grand Prix could return to the F1 calendar

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

That is the claim of Gilles Dufeigneux, who in June was appointed directly by French prime minister Francois Fillon to lead efforts to arrange the race's comeback.

It is reported by the Nice-Matin newspaper that the event would be staged at Paul Ricard, with an annual race date alternating with Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps.

"Things are moving in a very real way," said Dufeigneux.

"All the indicators are green now, or soon will be. My current mood is summarised with three words: optimism, prudence, humility.

"We have entered the stage of completion and we can say that final decisions will be made very soon, in January or early February," he revealed.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eric Gilbert , Francois Fillon
Tags dufeigneux, french gp, spa-franchorchamps