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Return of French Grand Prix Confirmed

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor

The French Grand Prix will officially return to Formula One in 2018. The news which broke just days ago, was confirmed today during a press conference at the Automobile Club de France in Paris.

As previously reported the race will return the Grand Prix to the Paul Ricard Circuit, which last hosted a Grand Prix in 1990. Since then the track has mainly been used as an extensive testing facility and only held low level F3 and touring car series races.

The contract gives the promoters valuable time before Summer 2018 to make any changes to the circuit if desired. and to crucially add grandstands as track side seating is severely lacking at the moment.

The race should be well attended with Renault once again throwing the full weight of its power as a constructor in the sport and several strong French drivers like veteran Romain Grosjean and rookie Esteban Ocon for their countrymen to cheer on.

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Associate Editor of Motorsports Tribune and jack of all trades, Adam is our resident Formula 1 expert. He has covered F1, IndyCar, WEC, IMSA, NASCAR, PWC and more. His work has been featured on multiple outlets including AutoWeek and A MT Co-founder, Adam has been with us since the beginning when he and Joey created Tribute Racing back in 2012. When not at the track or writing about cars, Adam can be found enjoying the Oregon back roads in his GTI.

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