No Magny-Cours return on the horizon

Tuesday 27th May 2014

 RSS

Share:

No Magny-Cours return on the horizon

No Magny-Cours return on the horizon

Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed suggestions that the French Grand Prix will return to the Formula One calendar next year.

Some reports surfaced earlier this month suggested the management team in charge of Magny-Cours was putting together a proposal for getting back into Formula One, but during last week's Monaco Grand Prix, Ecclestone confirmed that the French track wasn't on the list of contenders for next year.

"No," Ecclestone confirmed.

"They are knocking on the door, but I don't think we can do that."

Instead, Ecclestone confirmed that the inaugural Azerbaijan Grand Prix will take place on a street circuit in Baku next year.

"Yes, it is all done," he added.

"It will happen next year."

While the exact layout of the Baku track remains unknown, Autosport reports that the main start-finish straight that was used in a couple of sports car races recently will form part of the final outline.

Turn Up The Lights, It's Race Day

Editor's Picks

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Lewis may have beaten Nico by 33 centimetres on Saturday, but on Sunday he finished 47 laps down the road...

Getting To Know Marchionne

Getting To Know Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?