French PM vows to revive Grand Prix

French prime minister Francois Fillon has vowed the government's support in reinstating the country's Formula One race. After the demise of the Magny Cours event, and also the alternative Disneyland Paris project, Alain Prost said last week that...

French prime minister Francois Fillon has vowed the government's support in reinstating the country's Formula One race.

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

"I cannot believe that we do not have a Grand Prix of France," prime minister Francois Fillon, born in Le Mans and a keen motor racing enthusiast, told Europe 1 radio.

He promises that the "government will do everything so that there is a (GP) as quickly as possible", for example in 2010 or 2011.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alain Prost , Francois Fillon