The way forward for the French GP continues to be unsure, however Stefano Domenicali revealed a shock bid from the town of Good has are available to host a avenue race within the coming years, ought to the game’s relationship with Circuit Paul Ricard finish.
Components 1’s contract at Le Castellet expires on the finish of this season, and the way forward for the French GP may be very a lot doubtful because of this – with no deal at the moment agreed for Components 1 to proceed heading to France.
Components 1 CEO Domenicali has spoken at size beforehand about his want to broaden to new markets for the game whereas holding a portion of its heritage in its conventional European heartland, and he acknowledged France’s function in that.
Whereas nothing is set for the nation but, he revealed that Good has put its hand as much as maintain a race across the streets of the French Riviera metropolis – and a call on the way forward for the race will likely be taken by the tip of July.
“Traditionally, France has been an necessary nation in motorsport,” Domenicali instructed L’Equipe.
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“You may not know this, however there’s a tremendous challenge with Good, who desires a grand prix. It’s nice, because it proves that different locations within the nation are concerned about F1.
“We’re going to take a look at the purposes and examine them rigorously. Different issues may come very quickly.
“All I can let you know is, by late July, you’ll know extra about the way forward for your grand prix.”
Alpine driver Esteban Ocon has been vocal in his help of holding his homeland on the Components 1 calendar, vowing to do all he can to assist the trigger.
Subsequent season’s calendar is but to be unveiled, however the chances are the variety of races will likely be set to extend, given the arrival of Qatar and Las Vegas on a everlasting foundation.
Austria, Belgium and Monaco are all additionally vying to maintain their place on the schedule subsequent yr, with their very own contracts expiring on the finish of 2022.
Domenicali has mooted the potential of holding sure races on rotation yr to yr, and hopes to maintain the schedule to its present degree.
“The calendar for subsequent yr is being ready,” he mentioned. “Having 30 GPs wouldn’t be affordable. Our most popular possibility can be to maintain 23 or 24 races.
“And to realize this, based mostly on the demand, we’re going to work with the precept of rotation – not just for Europe however for different nations too.”