Magny Cours confirmed for 2008

The FIA World Council met on 24th October and confirmed the 2008 F1 World Championship calendar. The French Grand Prix will take place on the Magny-Cours circuit on 22nd June 2008. The French Motor Sports Federation will look after the promotion...

The FIA World Council met on 24th October and confirmed the 2008 F1 World Championship calendar. The French Grand Prix will take place on the Magny-Cours circuit on 22nd June 2008. The French Motor Sports Federation will look after the promotion and organisation of the event, as has been the case for the past four years.

The 2008 French Grand Prix launch is ready!

In the afternoon of Thursday 25th October the purchasing system will be up and running on Internet: www.gpfrancef1.com, and the telephone reservations centre (+33 (0)1.41.57.31.97) will also be working. In keeping with its pricing policy, which has made the French F1 Grand Prix one of the cheapest in Europe, the FFSA has decided to maintain the same prices for 2008 for tickets as in 2007.

This freeze should allow the largest possible number of spectators to discover, or rediscover, the fabulous world of Formula 1. So in 2008, access to the spectator enclosures for the French Grand Prix will be 30% lower than in 2003. In parallel to this, up to 15th March 2008 a reduction of 10% will be granted to those who reserve their seats in the grandstands of their choice.

In July of this year the drivers in the F1 world championship put on a magnificent show on the newly-resurfaced track providing the spectators present at Magny-Cours with some spine-tingling overtaking manoeuvres. The 2007 French Grand Prix was the turning point of the season as the Ferrari double relaunched the title chase.

Fernando Alonso was the driver who injected all the excitement into the race and his battles with Heidfeld, Kubica and Fisichella on a circuit, where all-round visibility is excellent for spectators everywhere, were among the highlights of the season.

The 2008 race will see the first appearance of Sebastien Bourdais on a French circuit at the wheel of an F1 car. He will be driving for Toro Rosso and his presence will mark the comeback of a French driver to the top formula just as new coming men like Romain Grosjean, the 2007 Euroseries F3 Champion succeeding Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, arrive on the scene. Foreign spectators, always present in Magny-Cours, can now book their tickets and have a great week-end in the Nievre before going in the South of France for summer holidays !

-credit: fgp

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Sébastien Bourdais , Nico Rosberg , Romain Grosjean
Teams Ferrari