Another potential site for a future French grand prix near Paris has reiterated its bid for the formula one race.
Nov.21 - Another potential site for a future French grand prix near Paris has reiterated its bid for the formula one race.
It emerged this week that the prospective organisers of an event on the grounds of Disneyland Paris, about a half hour drive from the capital, had scrapped their plans.
But a site at Sarcelles, a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, had earlier this year been put forward as an alternate potential venue for the French grand prix, given the demise of the Magny-Cours race.
In an official statement, the team behind the Sarcelles project said the plans can still be enacted.
It is believed a more likely start-date, however, would be 2011, meaning that France could be unrepresented on the F1 calendar for at least the next two years.
The Sarcelles statement also encouraged Lagardere, the potential promoter of the failed Disneyland bid, to "join in" the alternate efforts to bring formula one to Paris.