While they claim to take note of Stefano Domenicali’s recent statements concerning the future of the Grand Prix de France, the organizers of the event do not intend to give up, even if it means accepting an alternation.
The Grand Prix de France does not want to disappear definitively. Back on the calendar in 2018 at the Circuit Paul-Ricard in Le Castellet, the hexagonal round of the Formula 1 world championship will not be on the calendar in 2023. Due to a lack of agreement, the contract expired at the end of the 2022 edition of the event was not extended and Stefano Domenicali, on the occasion of a round table, sealed his fate.
« There will be no GP in 2023 “, confided the latter in remarks collected by the daily The team. However, the organizers of the Grand Prix de France at Le Castellet do not intend to give up. ” The Formula 1 French Grand Prix takes note of Stefano Domenicali’s recent statementspresident of Formula 1, on his absence from the calendar for the 2023 season “said the Public Interest Group (GIP) in a press release published on Thursday.
— French F1 Grand Prix (@GPFranceF1) August 25, 2022
The GP of France advocates alternation
Saluting” the significant success of its 2022 edition “, the GIP affirms that” all the Grand Prix stakeholders continue to work together on the presence of this event in the calendar in the years to come, and in particular on a system of alternation “. The idea would be to pair the French Grand Prix with another European round and share the slot in the F1 world championship calendar from one year to the next.
An idea which has already been put forward in the past and which could be brought up to date in the face of the ever-increasing number of countries wishing to host the discipline in a calendar which cannot be extended at will. Indeed, Stefano Domenicali assured that the maximum possible was 24 race weekends. ” One possibility, not next year but in the future, would be to find some kind of rotation proposal that could allow everyone to be on the calendar “, confided on this subject the Italian leader. The door remains open for the Grand Prix de France but it will be necessary to be patient.