Tag Archive: Paul Ricard circuit

Sep 23

For this sixth meeting of season 10 of the World Series by Renault, the Fast, Free and Fun event heads to the Paul Ricard Circuit.

The first titles at Paul Ricard?

The first titles at Paul Ricard?The Castellet weekend promises a unique spectacle with title battles in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Eurocup Clio.

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Apr 02

No chequered flag yet for French GP revival

France’s return to the 2013 formula one calendar is not quite at the finish-line.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceMany expected prime minister Francois Fillon’s visit to the Paul Ricard circuit last Friday to coincide with an announcement about the revival of the French grand prix next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

No French GP return announcement yet – report

“We now have a concrete basis for discussions”

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceNew media reports have contradicted claims French PM Francois Fillon will on Friday announce the country’s 2013 return to the formula one calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

French PM could announce GP return on Friday

French prime minister Francois Fillon will on Friday travel to the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceAccording to Le Parisien newspaper in an exclusive report, he could announce the deal is finally done to revive the French grand prix for 2013. A source said Fillon will provide an update and indicate that France is “ready” to host F1 again for the first time since 2008 at Magny Cours. 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 16

Magny Cours pushing to be France GP venue

“The race is on” to be the venue of France’s return to the formula one calendar.

Grand Prix de FranceF2 - Magny-CoursThat is the claim of French public television France 3, in the wake of reports suggesting the Paul Ricard circuit is poised to host the race in 2013.

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Jan 11

Spa wants F1 future clarity within ‘weeks’

Reports suggest Paul Ricard circuit will share a single alternating annual date with Spa

Spa-Francorchamps2010-09-03 - Force India F1 Team -  Vitantonio Liuzzi 03The local Walloon government is seeking clarity about the future of the fabled Belgian grand prix at Spa-Francorchamps within “four or five weeks”.

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Sep 29

F1 must accept move from Europe – de la Rosa

Formula one needs to accept the steady move away from its traditional European homeland.

2011-09-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Italy - Pedro de la Rosa 01Flagworld - F1That is the claim of Spanish test driver Pedro de la Rosa, whose employer McLaren is based in the UK close to seven other formula one teams. The other four teams are based elsewhere in Europe but, next year for example, no fewer than 12 of the 20 scheduled races will take place on other continents.

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Sep 13

Robert Wickens makes his F1 testing debut in Vairano

Wickens in Straight-Line F1 Action for Marussia Virgin Racing‏

2011-06-07Marussia Virgin Racing completed its third straight-line aero test of the season in Vairano today, providing a further opportunity for a rising talent from its Young Driver Programme to gain their first experience in a Formula One car.

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Aug 28

Sunday announcement for French GP return – report

The return of the French grand prix could be announced just before Sunday’s race at Spa-Francorchamps.

Grand Prix de FrancePaul Ricard HTTTIt is believed that Bernie Ecclestone’s Paul Ricard circuit will be named as F1’s new French venue, to annually alternate the hosting rights with Belgium.

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Aug 22

De Villota’s manager ‘in contact’ with Ecclestone

Maria de Villota has admitted Bernie Ecclestone is in “direct contact” with her manager.

Maria de Villota2011-06-09_0314The 31-year-old Spanish woman tested a 2009 Renault at F1 chief executive Ecclestone’s Paul Ricard circuit earlier this month. Marca sports newspaper asked de Villota if Briton Ecclestone – who admits he would like to feature a female on the formula one grid – is involved in her career.

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Aug 18

Ecclestone watches female driver de Villota test F1 car

A female driver conducted a secret formula one test with Renault two weeks ago, according to international publications.

2011-06-09_0313Maria de VillotaSpain’s Marca and Italy’s Italiaracing report that 31-year-old Spaniard Maria de Villota, the daughter of former F1 driver Emilio de Villota, was at the wheel of a two-year old Renault R29.

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Feb 06

Strakka Racing aiming for Le Mans

The team has been accepted by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest

Everyone at Strakka Racing is delighted to have received confirmation that the team’s application to participate in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours has been accepted by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

FIA GT: Ford GT1 revealed at Paul Ricard

The stunning new Matech-developed Ford GT1 has been officially unveiled

During the annual FIA GT Championship media event at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Loeb quick in Peugeot’s Le Mans Prototype

Sebastien Loeb underlined his circuit racing credentials this week

By lapping the Paul Ricard circuit in a Le Mans Prototype little more than a second off the pace of one of the stars of Sportscar racing. Read the rest of this entry »