(ANSA) – PARIS, AUGUST 25 – With the termination of the contract started in 2018 for the races on the Castellet circuit, from 2023 the Formula 1 French GP leaves the calendar. This was made official by the president and CEO of F1 Stefano Domenicali, specifying that negotiations are underway with the promoter of the French GP and that the event could in the future enter a rotation system with other races.
France, like Belgium and Monaco, had not yet renewed their partnership with the world championship for 2023. If the other two Grands Prix mentioned still have a chance to be on the calendar, France therefore says goodbye to F1.
Returning to the Paul-Ricard circuit on the calendar in 2018, ten years after the last edition of Magny-Cours, near Nevers, in the center of the country, the French GP is the sixth most disputed Grand Prix in F1 history since 1950 with 62 editions. F1, which is now being exported to Saudi Arabia, Miami and next year to Las Vegas, seeks to “balance” its races between different continents, including new entrants ;; and “historic” GPs. (HANDLE).