Former quadruple world champion Alain Prost this week met with the French president Nicolas Sarkozy to discuss the importance of the French grand prix.

Former quadruple world champion Alain Prost this week met with the French president Nicolas Sarkozy to discuss the importance of the French grand prix.

French radio Europe 1 said Prost, who earlier admitted his support in staging a formula one race near Paris following the demise of the Magny-Cours event, discussed with Sarkozy the benefits to France of a continuing presence on the sport's annual calendar.

Europe 1 explained that the main topics discussed by 54-year-old Prost, also a former F1 team boss and owner, were the benefits of the race to France in terms of the local economy and international media exposure.

 

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