French GP stays at Magny-Cours

March 6, 1996 - The French Grand Prix will remain in Magny- Cours until 1999 despite an earlier announcement that it would move to the Paul Ricard circuit next season, the French Motors- ports Federation (FFSA) said today. Paul...

March 6, 1996 - The French Grand Prix will remain in Magny- Cours until 1999 despite an earlier announcement that it would move to the Paul Ricard circuit next season, the French Motors- ports Federation (FFSA) said today. Paul Ricard, at Le Castellet, has been ruled out because its promoters couldn't to come to an agreement with FOCA, FFSA execu- tive Jean-Claude Monin said after a meeting in Paris. But Monin added that Jean-Marie Balestre, the FFSA president and former FIA president would try to bring the European Grand Prix to France, possibly at Le Castellet, in 1997 and 1998. The problem arose because the FFSA were not aware, when they made their announcement in early February about the move to Le Castellet, that negotiations between FOCA president Bernie Eccle- stone and former Le Castellet manager Jean-Marie Laborde had failed. Laborde suggested Ecclestone should promoter the race in order to limit financial risk for the track. Ecclestone refused and struck a deal with Magny-Cours in the meantime.

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