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Magny Cours working 'discreetly' on F1 return
Magny Cours
(GMM)  Magny Cours' new boss is positioning the French circuit for a possible return to the formula one calendar.

The venue, and the country, fell out of the sport after the 2008 season, and attempts to revive the French grand prix at an alternate site have failed so far.

One of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone's criticisms of Magny Cours, located in rural central France, was the difficulty of the journey from Paris.

But according to Auto Hebdo, improvements mean travelers will soon be "able to come from Paris without interruption to the door of the circuit", circuit chairman Serge Saulnier is quoted as saying.

Saulnier became chairman earlier this year, after running and owning racing teams from the 80s until 2006 and then working as boss of Peugeot Sport.

"If France is reinstated on the calendar in the near future, it could only be at Magny Cours," he said.

"The key to F1's return to France is the promotion.  It is necessary to renegotiate the price to a reasonable level," added Saulnier.

"We know that the state or the local authorities are not going to put in five or six million euros for the loss," he continued.

"If there is a chance of having the grand prix back, the negotiation - as it was for the grand prix of Canada - must be done to be on a reasonable basis.

"We are going to work on it discreetly, and without haste," he announced.

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