Tag Archive: David Douillet

May 01

France rushing to complete GP deal

The French government is dashing to seal the lid on the country’s return to F1.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceBernie Ecclestone has said a deal has been reached to annually alternate a race between Paul Ricard in France and Belgium’s fabled Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Ecclestone confirms French GP deal ‘done’

Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday confirmed reports France is definitely heading back to the F1 calendar.

Grand Prix de France2011-06-09_0314Reports earlier this weekend said authorities had “finally agreed” a figure for the sanctioning fee with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. It is expected that the Ecclestone-owned Paul Ricard will share an annually alternating grand prix date with Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps, beginning in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Ecclestone meets again with French gov’t minister

Bernie Ecclestone has met yet again in London with David Douillet, the French sports minister.

2011-06-09_0314Grand Prix de FranceThe F1 chief executive confirmed this week that a deal to alternate an annual calendar spot between France and Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps beginning next year is now close. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

France waiting on Belgium for GP share green-light

France is only now waiting on Belgium to green-light its return to the formula one calendar in 2013.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceSports minister David Douillet told RMC Sport that everything else is now in place for France to stage its first formula one race since 2008. “I have told Bernie Ecclestone that we are ready.  We have done the financial side, on which he agreed,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Ecclestone to meet France GP officials on Monday

A meeting on Monday could signal another step towards France’s return to the formula one calendar.

Grand Prix de France2011-06-09_0314Bernie Ecclestone is scheduled to meet in his London office with David Douillet, the French sports minister, and Nicolas Deschaux, the president of the country’s sanctioning body FFSA.

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Jan 06

September date set for 2013 French GP return

France’s return to the F1 calendar is now so close to confirmation that even a provisional race date has been set.

Grand Prix de France Grand Prix de FranceIt emerged just before Christmas that, with the historic French grand prix having been last held at Magny Cours in 2008, the country’s return to the calendar is likely to take place at Paul Ricard in 2013.

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