Tambay wary of Ecclestone Magny Cours comments
7 November, 2012
Amid reports that Paul Ricard is leading France’s bid to revive the country’s defunct grand prix, in 2013, F1 chief executive Ecclestone said this week: “If we go to France, it will be Magny Cours”.
But former French F1 driver Patrick Tambay told RMC Sport that commentators “must be wary” of the wily 82-year-old’s comments.
He said that Ecclestone could merely be using Magny Cours’ name to put pressure on Paul Ricard amid the negotiations.
Magny Cours chief Serge Saulnier declined to comment.
But a source close to the circuit, which last hosted the French grand prix in 2008, said that Magny Cours’ bid to host F1 again is “still alive”.
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