‘Belgium and France to alternate races’

Date published: August 11 2011

Should France return to the F1 calendar it could alternate its grand prix with Belgium in a bid to ensure both countries remain a part of the schedule…

Should France return to the F1 calendar it could alternate its grand prix with Belgium in a bid to ensure both countries remain a part of the schedule.

At present only two venues, the Nurburging and Hockenheim, take turns hosting a grand prix. However, both do play host to the German GP.

But there is now a proposal on the table for two countries, France and Belgium, to alternate their races on an annual basis.

“The competition between the countries who want to organise a Formula One grand prix is increasing,” Etienne Davigno, the chairman of the Spa Grand Prix, told De Telegraaf.

The newspaper added that both parties are already in talks with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone about the idea. It does, of course, depend on France returning to the F1 schedule.