French Grand Prix still on 2009 F1 calendar

French Grand Prix still on 2009 F1 calendar

The president of the French Motor Sports Federation, Nicolas Deschaux, has confirmed to the FIA that it will host a French Grand Prix in 2009. While he confirmed that there would be a race, and a date was set aside for it, he did not reveal any details such as whether it will still be at Magny Cours. 
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2008 French Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Wednesday 25 June 2008

  2. French Grand Prix still on 2009 F1 calendar 14:20

    French Grand Prix still on 2009 F1 calendar

    The president of the French Motor Sports Federation, Nicolas Deschaux, has confirmed to the FIA that it will host a French Grand Prix in 2009. While he...

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  3. Sunday 22 June 2008

  4. McLaren ends with one more penalty and fourth 19:57

    McLaren ends with one more penalty and fourth

    McLaren Mercedes driver Heikki Kovalainen finished the French Grand Prix in Magny-Cours in fourth place. His team mate Lewis Hamilton ended up 10th;...

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  5. Frustrating day for Honda 19:35

    Frustrating day for Honda

    Honda's Rubens Barrichello made the best of a frustrating French Grand Prix weekend today when he brought his RA108 home in 14th having battled from 20th...

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  6. Ferrari celebrates, looks into exhaust trouble 19:20

    Ferrari celebrates, looks into exhaust trouble

    Fifth win and third one-two of the season for Ferrari in the French Grand Prix. Felipe Massa recorded the eighth win of his career, bringing the total...

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  7. Piquet leads double points finish for Renault 18:36

    Piquet leads double points finish for Renault

    Renault saw both its cars in the points at this afternoon's French Grand Prix as Nelson Piquet and Fernando Alonso finished in 7th and 8th places...

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  8. Webber brings in yet another three points 18:24

    Webber brings in yet another three points

    Mark Webber continued Red Bull Racing's string of points-scoring finishes by taking another three points for sixth place in the French Grand Prix. Team mate...

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  9. Toro Rosso has no luck with rain hopes 18:10

    Toro Rosso has no luck with rain hopes

    Scuderia Toro Rosso's hopes of significant rain showers in the French Grand Prix fell short and Vettel and Bourdais could only finish twelfth and 17th. "I...

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  10. Toyota dedicates podium to Andersson 18:05

    Toyota dedicates podium to Andersson

    Jarno Trulli drove a hard race to pass Fernando Alonso at the start and never look back, bringing his Toyota home in third place and the team's first podium...

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  11. Quiet afternoon for Force India 17:58

    Quiet afternoon for Force India

    The Force India Formula One Team achieved its target of a double finish in today's French Grand Prix at the Circuit de Nevers in Burgundy. Giancarlo...

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  12. Kubica salvages fifth for BMW 17:49

    Kubica salvages fifth for BMW

    BMW Sauber F1 Team driver Robert Kubica scored four points by finishing fifth in the French Grand Prix and had to hand over the lead in the drivers'...

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  13. Pointless afternoon for Williams 17:31

    Pointless afternoon for Williams

    Williams team return home from a fruitless weekend in France with neither driver able to secure points in today's French Grand Prix. Kazuki Nakajima brought...

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  14. Delighted Massa savours lucky break 17:24

    Delighted Massa savours lucky break

    A delighted Felipe Massa savoured the lucky break that allowed him to pass team mate Kimi Raikkonen and take victory, and the lead of the drivers'...

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  15. Button disappointed with retirement 17:20

    Button disappointed with retirement

    Jenson Button was unpleased with his performance at Sunday's French Grand Prix. The Honda F1 driver collided with Sebastien Bourdais in the opening lap and...

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  16. Ecclestone expects F1 to be at Magny-Cours next year 17:16

    Ecclestone expects F1 to be at Magny-Cours next year

    According to Formula One surpremo Bernie Ecclestone Formula 1 will travel to Magny-Cours in 2009 again. The Briton has said the track has a contract for...

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  17. Massa leads wounded Raikkonen to Ferrari one-two 16:27

    Massa leads wounded Raikkonen to Ferrari one-two

    Felipe Massa took victory and the championship lead at the French Grand Prix while team mate Kimi Raikkonen nursed his damaged Ferrari home to second place....

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  18. 13:50

    Photos: Sunday at Magny-Cours

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  19. Saturday 21 June 2008

  20. Two penalties hurt both McLarens 19:18

    Two penalties hurt both McLarens

    McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finished third fastest in Saturday's qualifying session for tomorrow's French Grand Prix, with a time of 1m16.693....

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  21. Grid penalty for Kovalainen 18:46

    Grid penalty for Kovalainen

    Heikki Kovalainen received a five-place grid penalty from the stewards for blocking Mark Webber in his flying lap during qualifying on Saturday afternoon....

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  22. Ferrari celebrates 200th pole 18:14

    Ferrari celebrates 200th pole

    Kimi Raikkonen secured Ferrari's 200th F1 pole position today at Magny Cours, and Felipe Massa made it a perfect day with second place.  "We are very happy...

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  23. Alonso gives Renault home fans hope 17:52

    Alonso gives Renault home fans hope

    Renault carried its strong practice form into today's qualifying session as Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet qualified in 3rd and 10th places respectively...

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  24. BMWs struggling at Magny Cours 17:39

    BMWs struggling at Magny Cours

    The BMW Sauber F1 Team had to cope with a rather disappointing qualifying result in Magny-Cours. Nick Heidfeld came 12th, while his team mate, Robert...

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  25. Dismal qualifying for Honda 17:32

    Dismal qualifying for Honda

    Today's qualifying session in Magny Cours turned out to be character-building for the Honda Racing F1 Team. A lack of pace meant that Jenson Button and...

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  26. Toyotas dedicate qualifying to Andersson 17:14

    Toyotas dedicate qualifying to Andersson

    Both Toyotas made the top ten today at Magny Cours and Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock set to start tomorrow's French Grand Prix from fourth and ninth...

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  27. Red Bull happy with grid positions 17:05

    Red Bull happy with grid positions

    Red Bull Racing is happy with its qualifying result after Mark Webber and David Coulthard went eighth and ninth fastest and will start seventh and eighth...

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  28. Williams very disappointed with qualifying 16:59

    Williams very disappointed with qualifying

    Williams did not fare well in Magny-Cours today during qualifying for Sunday's French Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg made the cut into Q2, but was unable to...

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  29. Force India hoped for more 16:49

    Force India hoped for more

    Qualifying for the 2008 French Grand Prix was one of the tightest sessions yet this year, with the entire field covered by just two seconds. Force India's...

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  30. Hamilton disappointed with qualifying 16:34

    Hamilton disappointed with qualifying

    Lewis Hamilton was left disappointed after going third fastest in qualifying for the French Grand Prix, behind the two Ferraris. However, with his penalty...

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  31. Raikkonen - I could have gone faster 16:21

    Raikkonen - I could have gone faster

    Kimi Raikkonen was happy with pole for the French Grand Prix but insisted he could have gone even faster on his final lap. The Finn aborted his final flying...

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  32. Massa - I pushed too hard 16:10

    Massa - I pushed too hard

    Felipe Massa put his failure to secure pole position for the French Grand Prix down to the fact that he was pushing too hard on his final flying lap, and...

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  33. Raikkonen and Massa lock out front row 16:03

    Raikkonen and Massa lock out front row

    Kimi Raikkonen led Felipe Massa to pole position as the Ferrari duo locked out the front row for tomorrow's French Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton set the third...

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  34. Piquet fastest in final practice 13:08

    Piquet fastest in final practice

    Renault driver Nelson Piquet completed the fastest lap in this morning's one-hour free practice session. The Brazilian completed his fastest lap in 1.15.750...

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  35. 12:29

    Photos: Saturday at Magny-Cours

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  36. Friday 20 June 2008

  37. Positive practice for Toro Rosso 23:29

    Positive practice for Toro Rosso

    Scuderia Toro Rosso had a positive first day of practice at Mangy Cours as Sebastian Vettel finished the day fifth fastest overall and team mate Bourdais...

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  38. Red Bull looking for more pace 23:18

    Red Bull looking for more pace

    Red Bull Racing was left looking for more pace at Magny Cours after David Coulthard and Mark Webber finished Friday practice tenth and sixteenth...

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  39. Honda struggling at Magny Cours 23:01

    Honda struggling at Magny Cours

    Honda's on-track preparations for Sunday's French Grand Prix got underway at the Circuit de Nevers today, with the first day of free practice running....

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  40. 18:48

    Photos: Friday at Magny-Cours

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  41. Positive signs at Ferrari 18:48

    Positive signs at Ferrari

    On Friday the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro completed a lot of work in these three hours of free practice on the first day of the French Grand Prix. Kimi...

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  42. Steady start for McLaren drivers 18:44

    Steady start for McLaren drivers

    McLaren Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen finished Friday's second Free Practice for the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours in fourth and...

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  43. Alonso shows encouraging pace 18:34

    Alonso shows encouraging pace

    At the Renault F1 team both Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet completed a busy programmes as the team evaluated tyre options and gathered valuable set-up...

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  44. 'Typical first day' for Force India 18:06

    'Typical first day' for Force India

    The French Grand Prix weekend got under way on Friday with two 90-minute free practice sessions. Force India F1 driver Adrian Sutil didn't have the best...

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  45. BMW Sauber drivers not happy yet 17:56

    BMW Sauber drivers not happy yet

    The BMW Sauber F1 team enjoyed their best Formula 1 result two weeks ago in Canada but it is down to earth again at Magny-Cours. The drivers faced a number...

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  46. Productive day for Williams drivers 17:50

    Productive day for Williams drivers

    The Williams team had a productive day of free practice at the Circuit de Nevers in Magny-Cours today according to its drivers. Nico Rosberg and Kazuki...

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  47. Alonso fastest in afternoon session 16:39

    Alonso fastest in afternoon session

    Renault F1 driver Fernando Alonso pleased his team's home crowd on Friday afternoon with the fastest time in Friday's second free practice session. Alonso...

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  48. Massa clearly fastest in opening practice 12:40

    Massa clearly fastest in opening practice

    Ferrari driver Felipe Massa was Friday morning's fastest driver on track at Magny-Cours. The Brazilian was almost seven tenths of a second ahead of McLaren...

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  49. Thursday 19 June 2008

  50. 13:09

    Photos: Thursday at Magny-Cours

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  51. Hot French Grand Prix expected 12:48

    Hot French Grand Prix expected

    The weather forecasts for this weekend's French Grand Prix tell us we can expect ambient temperatures around 32 degrees Celcius on race day. Temperatures...

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  52. Magny Cours technical preview 10:22

    Magny Cours technical preview

    The Grand Prix circuit in Magny-Cours includes an interesting variety of challenges for drivers and cars alike: three high-speed corners at the start of the...

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  53. Wednesday 18 June 2008

  54. Prost: French Grand Prix important to our country 16:59

    Prost: French Grand Prix important to our country

    Former Formula 1 champion Alain Prost hopes the French Grand Prix can be saved for the sake of his country. According to Prost the Formula 1 race is very...

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  55. Tuesday 17 June 2008

  56. Sutil does like Magny-Cours 18:19

    Sutil does like Magny-Cours

    Adrian Sutil is one of the few drivers that is looking forward to the upcoming French Grand Prix. While most drivers are saying they don't see the Circuit...

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  57. Piquet aims for first points this weekend 13:05

    Piquet aims for first points this weekend

    Renault F1 driver Nelson Piquet is unable to enjoy his first season in Formula 1 as much as he would have hoped for. After seven rounds the Brazilian is...

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  58. Brawn expects Honda to be stronger in France 12:24

    Brawn expects Honda to be stronger in France

    Honda F1's team principal Ross Brawn expects to see his team fight in the midfield at this weekend's French Grand Prix. Even though the team saw Rubens...

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  59. French Grand Prix snapshot 05:30

    French Grand Prix snapshot

    Set amid rural surroundings in France's Burgundy region, the 4.4km Circuit de Nevers is characterised by a collection of slow hairpins, medium speed corners...

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  60. Monday 16 June 2008

  61. Kovalainen still aims for first victory in F1 17:39

    Kovalainen still aims for first victory in F1

    McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen has not been the luckiest man out on track this season. The Finn finished third in this year's Malaysian Grand Prix but was...

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