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Improved facilities at Magny-Cours 02 Jun 2005

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault R24 leads race winner Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari F2004.
French Grand Prix, Rd 10, Race Day, Magny Cours, France, 4 July 2004

French Grand Prix organisers have announced significant revisions to the spectator facilities at Magny-Cours as they intensify their preparations for this year’s race on July 3.

Ten giant television screens have been installed throughout the track, with a special 80-square metre screen located just opposite the main grandstand. The public sound system has also been revised and improved to allow spectators to better follow the weekend’s action.

The Formula One village will be resurfaced to cut down on the dust problem that sometimes afflicts Magny-Cours in July and a special 'Village VIP de la Nievre' area will provide an oasis of calm and quiet thanks to the addition of a large number of plants and other improvements.

The parking area will be greatly increased, with an additional five kilometres of traffic lanes around the South and East lots helping to reduce the risk of congestion. The car parks and public areas within the circuit will also benefit from 200 toilets.

Tickets for the French Grand Prix are proving popular. With a month to go before the race, 50,000 have already been sold.