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    '09 french gp cancelled !

    The French are getting screwed out of their Formula One fix. A little over a week after French Canadians began mourning the Canadian Grand Prix's cancellation from the 2009 F1 calendar, word comes that the French Grand Prix has also been nixed. The GP's promoter, the Federation du Sport Automobile (FFSA), announced the race's cancellation yesterday and blamed it on finances, though we find it hard to believe that even an F1 race in Europe can't make money in these tough economic times. With the race at Circut de Nevers Magny-Cours scrapped, the 2009 F1 calendar has now been whittled down to just 17 races.

    The French GP began in 1906, and has run continuously since 1950 except for 1955 when it was cancelled after a horrible accident at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This year's cancellation is not expected to be permanent, however, as the FFSA loses its promotion rights in 2010, and F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has expressed his wish to see it moved from the Magny-Cours track, where it's been held since 1991, to somewhere closer to Paris.


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    Did the French put up a fight? Protest? Something? oh no wait, its the French.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AwdTurboWrx View Post
    Did the French put up a fight? Protest? Something? oh no wait, its the French.
    same with the french canadiens reference the loss of the canadian gp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel 555 View Post
    same with the french canadiens reference the loss of the canadian gp



    Seriously I don't get what F1 is doing nemore, I just don't understand.
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    ^ naah , but there is a rumour that 09 will all take place in dubai


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    They won't go belly up. They could just copy Monaco's layout and build it in the middle of some desert somewhere. Then they'll just keep on adding events in Asia, saying over and over that the course was designed by a German to make everyone feel better. In the end, they'll have Bahrain run six times per season, and the GP held at the most western location will be Constantinople. Apparently the money is not in Europe and it's not in the Americas, at least not any more.
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    This sucks but I'd heard this was coming with the French GP.

    All the "tracks" they've added so far have been skewed towards fun tourist venue vs actual racing.
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