French GP plans gather steam
18 July, 2011
Jul.18 (GMM) Plans to revive the French grand prix are progressing well according to sports daily L’Equipe reports.
The working group put together by French prime minister Francois Fillon is reportedly working on a letter of intent to send to Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.
The letter will outline the plans to alternate a race annually with Belgium’s famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit, with the French edition to take place at Le Castellet.
L’Equipe said the letter will also propose a date for the French grand prix, a budget for the sanctioning fee payable to Ecclestone and outlines for potentialsponsorships.
The report added that France’s goal is to have a grand prix back on the calendar in late August or early September of the 2013 F1 wolrd championship season.