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Todt wants French GP back in F1

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New FIA President Jean Todt has revealed his desires to get the French Grand Prix back on the Formula 1 Calendar.

The French Grand Prix had been on the calendar since 1956, through until 2008, but this year failed to make the cut.

Todt flew back from Abu Dhabi this week to meet with French Prime Minister Francois Filion to talk about the Grand Prix and it’s future.

“I find that it would be a shame if France did not have its Grand Prix. Losing such a prestigious international event could have economic consequences,” Todt told the AFP news agency.

It’s not just Magny-Cours in the frame for a potential return to France Todt revealed: “There are at least three which could host the race in France.”

He also said with Le Mans, Paul Ricard and Magny-Cours all ready to go he see’s little point in building a new venue.

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