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Magny-Cours gets provisional slot for 2008 25 Jul 2007

Nico Rosberg (GER) Williams FW29 reflected in a fire marshals helmet.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, French Grand Prix, Practice Day, Magny-Cours, France, Friday, 29 June 2007 Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari F2007.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, French Grand Prix, Practice Day, Magny-Cours, France, Friday, 29 June 2007

The French Grand Prix is to stay at Magny-Cours for the next two seasons, unless an alternative venue is found nearer Paris. The location for the 2008 and 2009 races will be confirmed in September.

Last Friday, the French motorsport federation, the FFSA, said it was determined to stage a race next year, despite having previously suspended the inscription of the race on the 2008 calendar.

Now Formula One Management CEO, Bernie Ecclestone, has agreed with Francois Fillon, the French Prime Minister, and Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, the Minister of Sport, that the French round of the championship will stay at Magny-Cours for 2008 and 2009, unless an alternative venue in or close to the nation's capital is found.

Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, has already approved the 2008 calendar, which is expected to be published later this year.