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Ecclestone: No more Magny Cours I want a Race in Paris


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#51 LB

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 14:45

Tbh the should just use the circuit that they do for the last stage of the tour de france :D

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#52 AFCA

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:43

http://www.grandprix...ns/ns19929.html

#53 stevvy1986

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 13:29

Originally posted by MichaelJP
How about putting it on at Le Mans, on the proper long circuit.

The IMS just used to have the 500, so why can't they have another race at Le Mans .


as much as i love going to Le Mans for the 24hr race,not too sure id want to go to an F1 race there to see the cars only about 20 times-p.s. bring on Le Mans 2008 :)

#54 Bernd

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:40

Originally posted by Alapan

That disappeared after Indy 2005.


Nah it disappeared a long time ago, soon after Lauda's shunt at the Ring.

#55 pingu666

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:25

i like some aspects of magney cours, the cars look mighty through the fast chicanes :up:

they just need to test less, and race more, thats it. maybe shorten the race distance abit

#56 Rubens Hakkamacher

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:05

Originally posted by Scudetto
Not that I'm complaining, but what's with Bernie's sudden obsession with street circuits?


If it is in fact an obsession, it's a good one IMO>

It means F1 associated with both visually identifiable locations and circuits that are the exact opposite of a NASCAR oval.

It adds character to the medium. Provides context as well, as it connects F1 with a Big Deal of an Event - an entire city - versus a closed facility.

Much better than endless Tilke sanitized visually generic vistas, IMO.

/ Loves Monaco

#57 lustigson

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:30

Originally posted by AFCA
http://www.grandprix...ns/ns19929.html

This is the area that the article mentions, if I'm not mistaking.

#58 AFCA

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 18:20

Roland Du Luart, president of the local council, denies rumours that Le Mans would replace Magny-Cours on the calender when the contract expires with this circuit: ''The costs for Formula 1 are too high. Some years ago Magny-Cours already had to pay € 10 million. Today, if my information is correct, this figure has risen to around € 18 million so don't even talk about Formula 1 coming to Le Mans.''

#59 Jerome

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 18:59

Originally posted by Tarvoke
Sorry for bringing this thread up again

In 1983, Jean Graton, author of the Michel Vaillant series, drew up this sketch of a race track in the city centre of Paris for the album 300 km/h through Paris


I raced with GP3 on that track, by virtue of a game-editor. Good track, the only problem was setting the springs right for the bumpy Madeleine-corner. Cobblestones you see....

I have some ingame shots but I don't know how to post them... they're OT anyways...

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#60 AFCA

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 21:15

Rumours say that Le Mans would be interested to organise the French GP. They would have actually had a number of talks with Ecclestone already. But Ingrid Moreau, spokesperson of the circuit, denies: ''As far as we know 2008 isn't the last time the French GP is held at the Magny-Cours circuit. We're not in negotiations over getting an F1 race here, I don't think there'll be one here soon either.''

A spokesperson from Magny-Cours: ''We cannot confirm reports that Magny-Cours would dissapear from the Formula 1 calender. What I can say is that we don't rate Ecclestone highly.''

#61 wj_gibson

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 21:18

I don't know why it wasn't moved to Le Mans years ago anyway. The Bugatti circuit is terrible, but that would make it fit into the current calendar quite snugly. Anyway, the name in itself would be a bit of a coup for F1.

There again, the same could once have been said for Indianapolis...

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 00:41

Is it the glamour that makes Paris attractive? Why another city race? Paris large thoroughfares are all lined with old trees. No one in his or her right mind would cut them down just for a weekend.

And leave the Palais de Chaillot's gardens alone :mad:;)

#63 pingu666

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:05

full lemans circuit would be pretty cool tho.... bugatti circuit is pretty much poop tho

#64 pingu666

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:12

Originally posted by RSNS
Is it the glamour that makes Paris attractive? Why another city race? Paris large thoroughfares are all lined with old trees. No one in his or her right mind would cut them down just for a weekend.

And leave the Palais de Chaillot's gardens alone :mad:;)


might not be a problem, ponoco has lotsa trees
http://ie.youtube.co...h?v=Ys6kkW-i8mc kinda hard to see with the youtube compression in some of the shots...

#65 noikeee

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 02:59

A F1 race at the La Sarthe circuit would be awesome. But I think F1 is allergic to anything longer than 6 or 7 kms nowadays, so they'd end up at the Bugatti circuit which on the other hand is almost too short.

#66 Slyder

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:26

If they race at Le Mans, let it be the full circuit. It would be like a cool throwback to the yesteryears of F1 in a way, but it has to be the full circuit.

Otherwise, there's just no point.

#67 Rubens Hakkamacher

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 04:52

Paris would be great. F1 needs circuits with visual character.

#68 Juan Kerr

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:05

Originally posted by COUGAR508
Anything has to be an improvement over Magny-Cours!

How about a night race in Paris? That would be wonderful!

Magny Cours is as good a race track as any other I mean we've still got Monza so why ditch Magny Cours ? I don't give a damn if the F1 fraternity are stuck out in the middle of rural france its the race track that matters and its not actually that bad. Some people are living in fantasyland I think hey let's put skis on the cars and go to Greenland for a race !

#69 Ghostrider

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:10

Originally posted by Rubens Hakkamacher
Paris would be great. F1 needs circuits with visual character.


Agree with that.