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French GP ready to return 2013 F1 calendar

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LeParisien reports that the French Grand Prix will be come-back to Formula 1 calendar in 2013 season, Tomorrow, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon is expected to confirm that Circuit Paul Ricard will be back on Formula 1 calendar.

France will be back for the first time since 2008, when Magny-Cours last hosted the race which was won by Felipe Massa.

Final details were closed earlier this week. In particular the establishment of a General Interest Group. This structure, usually as part of major sporting events, will allow the state to ensure the traceability of its investments.

On the other hand, the price of the plateau, paid by the organizer to French Formula One Management (FOM), resulted in intense negotiations. The $ 29 million originally demanded by Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of FOM, appeared well cared for by the IPTF has obtained a lower rate of 20 million euros. For the record, the last Grand Prix of France was in 2008 at Magny-Cours (Nièvre).


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