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Street track in Nice could be the future home of the French GP

Stefano Domenicali adamant F1 is not favouring commercial success over morals

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The future of the French GP is still uncertain, but Stefano Domenicali revealed a shock bid from the city of Nice has come in to host a street race in the coming years, should the sport’s relationship with Circuit Paul Ricard end.

Formula 1’s contract at Le Castellet expires at the end of this season, and the future of the French GP is very much in doubt as a result – with no deal currently agreed for Formula 1 to continue heading to France.

Formula 1 CEO Domenicali has spoken at length previously about his desire to expand to new markets for the sport while keeping a portion of its heritage in its traditional European heartland, and he acknowledged France’s role in that.

While nothing is decided for the country yet, he revealed that Nice has put its hand up to hold a race around the streets of the French Riviera city – and a decision on the future of the race will be taken by the end of July.

“Historically, France has been an important nation in motorsport,”…

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