Tag Archive: Marseille

Apr 06

Ligier pushing Magny Cours as French GP host

Amid France’s push to return to the F1 calendar, it appears Magny Cours is not yet out of the game.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FrancePrime minister Francois Fillon, however, has earmarked Paul Ricard – the well-known test circuit at Le Castallet near Marseille – as the host. But it was Magny Cours that hosted the French grand prix between 1991 and 2008. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 18

2013 France GP comeback weeks from collapse

The race to put the French grand prix back on track will be over in three weeks.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceThat is the claim of Nicolas Deschaux, the president of the country’s motor sport federation who admitted concern the deal to put Paul Ricard on the 2013 calendar is not yet done. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 23

Ecclestone open to return of French GP (updated)

Ecclestone not worried Delhi to also bungle Indian GP

2010-06-12_0619Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he is not opposed to the idea of France returning to the formula one calendar. Earlier this month it emerged that Magny Cours, the long-time scene of the country’s annual race between 1991 and 2008, is ramping up its efforts to return to the calendar by 2012. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 19

Ecclestone insists Spanish GP will go ahead

Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed claims that next month’s Spanish grand prix could be cancelled.

The volcanic ash cloud

It was confirmed on Monday that this weekend’s Japanese round of the MotoGP series has been called off due to the travel disruptions caused by the volcanic ash above Europe. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 18

F1 paddock still worried about leaving Shanghai

F1 freight going nowhere fast after Chinese GP

The volcanic ash cloud

Shanghai circuitAs the European air chaos continues due to the Icelandic volcano cloud, Lotus has booked its entire race team on flights to Malaysia. With European airports throughout Europe still closed, the formula one circus in China is distinctly worried about how to get its staff, equipment and cars back to base. Read the rest of this entry »