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Volume 10 No. 25
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Ecclestone Says F1's Possible Return To France Would Be Held At Magny-Cours Racetrack

The '13 F1 race calender includes only 19 races at the moment, but F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "is working on a return of the Grand Prix of France," according to Michael Schmidt of AUTO MOTOR UND SPORT. The inaugural edition of the New Jersey Grand Prix has been postponed at least until '14. To fill this void in the calendar, Ecclestone "is in talks about a possible return of the French Grand Prix." First media reports speculated that the Circuit Paul Ricard in the South of France, which hosted its last F1 race in '90, "could replace the New Jersey race in June." However, Ecclstone said, "If we drive in France, then in Magny-Cours." The Magny-Cours racetrack hosted the Grand Prix of France from '91-08. In addition, Ecclestone has already a date in mind for a French race, June 23, one week before the Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone (AUTO MOTOR UND SPORT, 11/6).