Bernie Ecclestone

Ecclestone says French GP is close to making a return to the F1 calendar

Formula One World ChampionshipFormula 1 official right holder, Bernie Ecclestone says France is close to making a return to the calendar and also he has revealed that he is under pressure as he has also signed a contract for a race in Mexico in 2015 and agreed to host a race in France if sufficient funding is raised.

“We have got a contract on the table with France for a race at Magny Cours,” he says.

“To meet the terms of our contract the organisers will need money and we will want some kind of guarantee that it’s not going to be a one-night stand. It was going to take place this year actually.”

Last French Grand Prix was held at Magny Cours in 2008 but was dropped after organisers failed to secure enough finance to foot the estimated $17.3m annual hosting fee.

Over the past few days reports have emerged that the Indian Grand Prix will not come-back to F1 calendar in 2015.

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