French federation blames politics for GP demise

The president of the French motor racing federation FFSA has blamed politics for the ongoing demise of the country's Formula One foray. Nicolas Deschaux's reaction follows the decision of the French region Yvelines to scrap its plans for a...

The president of the French motor racing federation FFSA has blamed politics for the ongoing demise of the country's Formula One foray.

Nicolas Deschaux's reaction follows the decision of the French region Yvelines to scrap its plans for a circuit at Flins.

"Although South Korea has mobilised to host a Grand Prix in 2010, we can be surprised that the world's third largest media spectacle after the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup is so denigrated in France by politicians," Deschaux, in charge of the Federation Francaise du Sport Automobile, said.

His comments also follow those made by French ecology minister Chantal Jouanno, who said the Flins project's demise is "excellent news" on environmental grounds.

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