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Thursday, June 28, 2012

France will not alternate GP's with Spa

In what looks like a serious body blow for the future of Formula 1 racing Spa Francochamp the French Government Minister for Sport would appear to have put the kibosh on giving any Government financial assistance to either Magny Cours or Circuit Paul Ricard to enable them to host Formula 1 races in the future.

Fourneyron has said that the two circuits are competing for the rights to hold a race which will not be supported by Government this while also saying that "when you see what Romain Grosjean is  you want to say that we should have a Grand Prix"  She said that Europe has gone through the states book and that the state will not fund the organisation of a formula 1 grand prix in 2013.

Fourneyron as asked FFSAF to examine the Castellet (Paul Ricard) and Magny Cours proposals and manage the bid for the GP of France in 2013.

No French race equals no cooperation between the circuits and this effectively means that Spa will struggle mightily to raise the necessary funds to run the GP.