French grand prix in 2013 not likely to happen

28 November, 2012

French flag. Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, French Grand Prix, Preparations, Magny-Cours, France, Thursday 19 June 2008.Nov.28 (GMM) The latest in an ongoing saga is that there will be no French Grand Prix in 2013, according to the influential sports daily L’Equipe.

There had been moves afoot to revive the country’s defunct grand prix, at either Paul Ricard or Magny Cours.

But L’Equipe said that the French sanctioning body FFSA had not, by Tuesday’s deadline, received a request to apply to be added to the FIA’s 2013 schedule.

The deadline was in place ahead of the forthcoming World Motor Sport Council meeting in early December, which is the last chance to make changes to the provisional 2013 race calendar.

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