France to propose 2013 F1 return
FRENCH GP IN 2013?: Plans are in plans to have the French grand prix back on the roster in 2013.
Plans to revive the French Formula 1 GP are progressing, L'Equipe has reported.
A working group put together by French Prime Minister Francois Fillon is working on a letter of intent to send to F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.
The letter will outline the plans to alternate a race annually with Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps circuit with the French edition to take place at Le Castellet.
The letter will also propose a date for the French grand prix, which the group has earmarked for late August or early September 2013, a budget for the sanctioning fee payable to Ecclestone and outlines for sponsorships.
The last French grand prix took place in 2008 at Magny-Cours and was won by Ferrari's Felipe Massa.