>


Advertisement
Rumors
Rumor Rating Description
A rumor rated as 'speculation' is one that has no supporting information
A rumor rated as 'strong' is one where we received information from more than one source.
A rumor rated as 'fact' is one that has proven to be true
A rumor rated as 'false' is one that has proven to be false based on new information
These rumors are just that, RUMORS, and are not to be taken as 'fact' unless so noted.  Please visit our Hot News page for news.  If you have a rumor, or can supply more information about one listed here, e-mail us with as much supporting information as possible and we may post it. User Agreement and Disclaimer. Newer rumors supersede older ones of the same topic.  Go to our forums to discuss any rumor.
for your iPhone
for your iPad

2015 IndyCar Silly Season Page | 2015 F1 Silly Season Page

Go to our forums to discuss this news
DATE News (chronologically)
12/21/11
f1
France to propose F1 return for 2013 UPDATE
British F3 raced at Paul Ricard this past weekend
(GMM)  France's return to the F1 calendar after a three year absence is now looming.

That is the claim of Gilles Dufeigneux, who in June was appointed directly by French prime minister Francois Fillon to lead efforts to arrange the race's comeback.

It is reported by the Nice-Matin newspaper that the event would be staged at Paul Ricard, with an annual race date alternating with Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps.

"Things are moving in a very real way," said Dufeigneux.

"All the indicators are green now, or soon will be.  My current mood is summarized with three words: optimism, prudence, humility.

"We have entered the stage of completion and we can say that final decisions will be made very soon, in January or early February," he revealed.

07/18/11 (GMM)  Plans to revive the French grand prix are progressing, the sports daily L'Equipe reports.

The working group put together by prime minister Francois Fillon is reportedly working on a letter of intent to send to F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

The letter will outline the plans to alternate a race annually with Belgium's famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit, with the French edition to take place at Le Castellet (Paul Ricard).

Paul Ricard may alternate with Spa
L'Equipe said the letter will also propose a date for the French grand prix, a budget for the sanctioning fee payable to Ecclestone and outlines for sponsorships.

The report added that France's goal is to have a grand prix back on the calendar in late August or early September in 2013.

Rumors Archives
2000 2001 2002 2003
2004200520062007
2008200920102011
2012201320142015

Search Rumors
Search Help

Banner 10000012