The FFSA General Assembly, which met yesterday in the headquarters of the French Motor Sports Federation, gave its unanimous approval in favour of the entry of the 2009 French Grand Prix on the Formula One World Championship calendar as requested yesterday by its President, Nicolas Deschaux, during the FIA World Council.
After studying the results of the 2008 French Grand Prix, in particular the excellent attendance figures (78 000 spectators on Sunday compared to 72 000 last year) the FFSA confirmed the entry of the race on next year’s calendar. In collaboration with the public authorities of the Nièvre and Burgundy regions, the French Grand Prix will be held on the Magny-Cours circuit on 28th June 2009.
In addition, the FFSA expressed its wish to see the sites interested in hosting the French Grand Prix from 2010 onwards presented at its next Steering Committee meeting in October. With this aim in mind the FFSA will send out by mid-July the list of key measures to potential candidates including Magny-Cours 2, which will enable it to select the most serious options.