France gets a grand prix

2012-04-23 08:55

PARIS, France - France will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix every other year from 2013, F1's commercial head Bernie Ecclestone told daily L'Equipe on Sunday.

The race will be held at the Le Castellet circuit, in southern France.

"We have a deal," Ecclestone, who was in Manama for Sunday's 2012 Bahrain GP, was quoted as saying by L'Equipe website.


"We agreed on the financial terms with the sports minister, David Douillet, who visited me on Tuesday," he added. "We are just discussing a few money details related to the race."

France last hosted a GP in 2008 at Magny-Cours. Ferrari's Felipe Massa won, team mate Kimi Raikkonen and Toyota's Jarno Trulli filled the remaining podium spots.