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French Grand Prix deal done – Bernie Ecclestone



F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says that France is almost ready to come-back Formula 1 calendar following he confirmed that a contract to race at Paul Ricard ‘is done’. France has not hosted a formula 1 race since Magny Cours was dropped for the 2009 season due to economical trouble.

“The deal is done,” Ecclestone said. “We actually agreed on financial terms with the sports minister, David Douillet, in my office last Tuesday.

“We are still discussing a few points about money around the race, ‘You give me this, I want that’ and so on. But, for me, there is no doubt that we will sort it all out.”

Asked when the agreement might be fully completed, Ecclestone replied: “before the result of the second round of presidential elections in France, if they wish. Whatever the outcome, I do not care. This is a domestic issue that does concern me.”

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