The organizers officially confirmed that the circuit name Paul Ricard in Le Castellet will take the Grand Prix of France in 2018.
“The province will Finance the budget of the Grand Prix in the amount of 14 million euros, – said the President of the French region Provence-Alpes-côte d’azur Christian Estrosi. – If to speak about the commercial side of the question, we have already held first talks with potential partners from the industrial sector and the service sector”.
In addition, the policy Estrosi, who used to play in the motorcycle series, drove a few laps on the track in Le Castellet, and tips on managing car he gave the pilot of the Formula e, Nicolas Prost.
The Manager of the racetrack, expects the race will take place at the end of August, and the race weekend will be visited by 65 thousand fans. The cheapest tickets for the GP of France are sold at a price of 50-60 euros.
Recall that the last GP of France dated 2008, when the victory on the racetrack in Magny-Cours was won by Felipe Massa, who played for Ferrari.
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