Plans to reunite a French grand prix with the F1 calendar are pushing ahead, with media reports claiming excavation on a circuit site near Paris is set to begin.

Plans to reunite a French grand prix with the F1 calendar are pushing ahead, with media reports claiming excavation on a circuit site near Paris is set to begin.

Following the demise of the Magny-Cours event, authorities in March unveiled detailed plans for the new venue at Flins-Les-Mureaux, northeast of Paris.

Bernie Ecclestone said earlier this week that there is no guarantee France's planned F1 return will happen in 2011.

But the German news agency DPA reports that there is activity at the Flins site, despite the objection to the project by environmentalists and local residents.

 

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