Following reports that Stefano Domenicali met with representatives of the Paul Ricard track in Monaco, rumours about the French Grand Prix’s potential return to the Formula 1 schedule have begun to spread.
Circuit Paul Ricard hosted the French Grand Prix from 2018 through 2022, with the exception of 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak after being off the Formula 1 calendar from 2009 to 2017.
Some racing fans complained of headaches owing to the course’s infamous blue lines, which are actually there to help slow down drivers in the event that they veer off the track. The debate surrounding the sport’s potential return to the schedule in 2024 currently appears to be a topic of much discussion.
According to the French newspaper L’Equipe, F1 CEO Domenicali met with representatives of the Paul Ricard track during the Monaco Grand Prix.
Despite the fact that nothing specific about what was discussed has been revealed, they claim that the discussion left everyone with a “positive” impression of the French Grand Prix’s probable return to the F1 schedule.
A proposal that has been made calls for the establishment of a “European pool” in which nations like France and Germany would alternate hosting F1 events on a yearly basis.
Many Formula One fans would welcome the reintroduction of a classic race to the schedule, regardless of whether or not the French Grand Prix is still on the cards or how soon any race may be hosted there.