Alain Prost, a quadruple F1 world champion, has attributed the loss of the French grand prix to the country's attitude towards cars.

Alain Prost, a quadruple F1 world champion, has attributed the loss of the French grand prix to the country's attitude towards cars.

"Our problem is that we tend to be a bit anti-cars," the Frenchman said in an interview with Le Parisien.

The unpopular Magny-Cours will no longer host the French grand prix, and despite efforts to find an alternate venue, there is a danger the country could drop off the calendar altogether.

"France is the European country that seems to attack the automobile," Prost, 53, explained.

He said the 'anti-cars' attitude relates to things like taxes, road and driver rules and insurance.

"I think we went a bit too far, and the same is true for motor sport," said Prost, who reportedly supports the F1 project being put together in Flins-sur-Seine, 40 minutes from Paris.

He admitted that his comments are controversial, given the issue of the environment.

 

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