French Grand Prix to return
For the first time since 2008, the French Grand Prix is set to return with all the excitement that it used to generate. This competition is the oldest Grand Prix, having its first outing on 26th June 1906 and running up until 2008 when it was put on an indefinite “pause” as a result of the circuit experiencing financial problems. From 1991 until 2008, the French Grand Prix was held at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, 250 miles away from Paris in central France. This was an attempt to help the local economy, however many Formula 1 fans were unimpressed at the remote location.
Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that the race will be held next season. It will take place at the Paul Ricard circuit in Marseille, which is owned by Ecclestone himself. Formula 1 fans in this area of France will be pleased to learn this news, as it means that they will have an easier time of seeing the race, after relaxing in their homes playing at http://www.poker.dk/ as they will not have to travel as far. This circuit is likely to hold Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps as well from 2013, as this and the French Grand Prix dates alternate annually.
This is great news for Formula 1 fans in France, as there had been uncertainty as to whether or not the race would take place again. When the pause of the 2008 game was announced, the year before, that particular game was saved after Ecclestone conducted negotiations with the French prime minister at the time. However, the race in 2009 did not go ahead for “economic reasons” and there were many worries circulating as to the future of the famous French race. A large-scale makeover of Magny-Cours was planned, however the development was then cancelled and it has not been until now that hope has been restored.