Disneyland Paris GP plans take shape

Tue, 7 October 2008, 11:34

Draft plans for a formula one circuit on the grounds of Disneyland Paris have been prepared, as the French racing federation considers options for the country’s grand prix in 2010 and beyond.

F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone is desperate for his sport to move away from Magny Cours, an isolated circuit in the rural centre of the country.

There are alternatives to Disneyland, which is about a half hour drive from the French capital, but it is reportedly Ecclestone’s preferred venue.

The French language newspaper La Presse reports that Lagardere Group, formerly the racing car company Matra, in collaboration with Disneyland’s owners Euro Disney, have devised plans for a temporary F1 track.

The circuit would use some existing roads, and require some purpose-built sections, the publication said.

Lagardere Group would not confirm the claims.

It is expected that the French racing federation FFSA will publish a shortlist of four potential 2010 grand prix venues on October 15, and that Ecclestone will then make the final selection.

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