French GP in line for return in 2013, says Ecclestone
Monday 29 October 2012
Bernie Ecclestone has said the French Grand Prix could return as early as next year. France last held a race in 2008, but a lack of money and a failure to improve Magny Cours saw it fall by the wayside.
However, Ecclestone is ready to do a deal that would restore the race in 2013 as a replacement for the Grand Prix of America in New Jersey, which has been delayed by a year owing to construction woes Asked yesterday whether there was a chance of the French GP returning, he replied: "As far as I'm concerned, yes. I'm hoping something can be done in a couple of weeks."
Ecclestone has also confirmed the prospect of a cost cap being introduced from 2014, with the budget being set at $250m (£155m).
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