Tag Archive: Francois Hollande

Nov 27

French government honours Tony Fernandes with Commander of the Legion d’Honneur award (updated)

Yesterday at the Elysée Palace in Paris, France

Tony FernandesThe French government has conferred Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia and Co-Chairman of Caterham Group with the Commander of the Legion d’Honneur award, signifying Fernandes’s outstanding contributions towards the economy of France through the aviation industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

New minister admits French GP desirable

France’s new sports minister sounds keen to see the country return to the F1 calendar.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceThe previous administration, led by ex president Nicolas Sarcozy, pushed hard to line up Paul Ricard as the venue for a French grand prix in 2013, thereafter alternating annually with Belgium’s Spa Francorchamps.

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Jun 05

New gov’t looking at French GP revival

The attempted revival of the French grand prix is not yet dead in the water.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceUntil former president Nicolas Sarcozy lost the country’s recent general election, France looked destined for a spot on the 2013 calendar, with Paul Ricard set to alternate an annual race date with Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Politics steered France return off track – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that politics have stalled France’s return to the F1 calendar.

Grand Prix de FranceFlagworld - F1Until former president Nicolas Sarcozy lost the country’s recent general election, France looked destined for a spot on the 2013 calendar, with Paul Ricard thereafter alternating an annual race date with Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Spain, Spa, France, Canada and Russia – race rumours

Valencia will not be on next year’s F1 calendar, Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday.

Dany FlageoleFlagworld - F1He confirmed that, starting in 2013, an annually alternating deal between the Spanish port city and Barcelona will begin. Barcelona, the scene of this weekend’s Spanish grand prix, will host the race in 2013, before Valencia returns to the schedule in 2014, the F1 chief executive told Reuters. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Ecclestone quotes high price to Magny Cours

Magny Cours is still in the race to host France’s return to formula one.

2011-06-09_0303F2 - Magny-CoursBut according to RMC, the race’s former host – having run the French grand prix between 1991 and 2008 – has been handed a much higher price-tag than Paul Ricard. Read the rest of this entry »

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 30

Politics still threatening French GP

Politics are still in play, as France pushes to return to the formula one calendar.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceAccording to Bernie Ecclestone, a financial deal is in place that will see Paul Ricard join the 2013 calendar, alternating annually thereafter with the fabled Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »