French GP organisers look to Abu Dhabi investors

(L to R): Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing, Alain Prost (FRA) and Jean-Francois Caubet (FRA) Renault Head of Communications. Formula One World Championship, Rd18, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Practice, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Friday 2 November 2012.Nov.2 (GMM) Investors from the United Arab Emirates could be the key to France’s return to the Formula 1 Calendar, according to L’Equipe.

The sports daily said Alain Prost and Philippe Gurdjian, representing the Paul Ricard circuit, have travelled to Abu Dhabi this weekend.

It was believed they would simply have talks with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

But L’Equipe reports that there is a chance investors from Abu Dhabi, and possibly even Bahrain, are interested in getting behind Paul Ricard’s 2013 grand prix bid.

Prost’s son, Nicolas, will be taking part in the Young Drivers Test at yas Marina a couple of days after the grand prix.