Bouillet: Formula 1 wants French Grand Prix to stay

Circuit Paul Ricard, which is home to the French Grand Prix, is one of those circuits where a place on the Formula 1 calendar is not guaranteed in the future – the contract to host the national stage of the World Championship expires this year.

According to Eric Bouillet, the circuit’s chief executive, he met in Monaco with Formula 1 president Stefano Domenicali and negotiations over the future of the race in France have gone well. It is hoped that this Grand Prix will remain on the calendar, but it is possible that it will alternate with stages on other circuits.

“We had conversations with Stefano Domenicali and Christian Estrosi, president of the French Grand Prix, and the meeting was positive,” Boulier told RacingNews365. – They want the French Grand Prix to remain in the championship. But I think there will be a lot of changes in the calendar in the future, and they will affect everyone, not just us.

If you have 30 Grand Prix, but there are only 23 dates on the calendar, then it is clear that if you want to organize all this in some way, you have to approach this task wisely.

After this rather positive encounter, we have to get to work. We will comply with the wishes of the FOM, and I believe it is not a fact that the rotation of the Grand Prix will affect only one stage – races can change each other on the calendar every year.

Beaulieu has not indicated which stages the race at Le Castellet could alternate with in the future, but presumably we can talk about Monaco. In addition, there are some very interesting circuits that do not yet have a permanent place on the calendar – these are the circuits in Portimão, Istanbul and Hockenheim.

As Eric Bouillet emphasized, the negotiations with Formula 1 will continue.

Source: F1 News

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