FRENCH GP IS BACK, SAYS BERNIE
Deal done for Paul Ricard race from 2013, according to Ecclestone
Paul-Ricard in 'looking like an 80s computer game' moment
F1 chief exec Ecclestone told the French l'Equipe Magazine that a fee for the GP to go ahead had finally been agreed with the French government, giving a green light for the first GP on the Le Castellet circuit since 1990.
The agreement, which will see F1 on the full Paul Ricard layout for five GPs on alternate years starting from 2013, will not be affected, whatever the result of the second round of the French presidential race. Ecclestone reckons that the deal can be signed off before then, in any case.
Negotiations between F1 CEO, one Mr B Ecclestone, and Paul Ricard (prop. B Ecclestone) are presumably not too fraught, then...