French GP revival hopes take new hit

Hopes that a new venue will reinstate the French Grand Prix have taken yet another hit. After the demise of the Magny Cours event, and also the alternative Disneyland Paris project, Alain Prost said last month that the latest Flins-Les-Mureaux...

Hopes that a new venue will reinstate the French Grand Prix have taken yet another hit.

After the demise of the Magny Cours event, and also the alternative Disneyland Paris project, Alain Prost said last month that the latest Flins-Les-Mureaux foray had also hit "political problems".

Now, while French Formula One fans may not be happy, archaeologists may be rejoicing: the Parisian newspaper said a 13,000-year-old historic site has been discovered on the grounds of the proposed Grand Prix circuit.

France's absence from the 2009 world championship calendar was the first such absence since 1955.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alain Prost