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.