Tambay wary of Ecclestone Magny Cours comments

Patrick Tambay (FRA). Formula One World Championship, Rd 6, Qualifying Day, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Saturday 15 May 2010.Nov.7 (GMM) The Formula One world should handle with caution Bernie Ecclestone’s suggestion  that the French Grand Prix could be heading back to Magny Cours.

Amid reports that Paul Ricard is leading France’s bid to revive the country’s defunct grand prix, in 2013, F1 chief executive Ecclestone said this week: “If we go to France, it will be Magny Cours”.

But former French F1 driver Patrick Tambay told RMC Sport that commentators “must be wary” of the wily 82-year-old’s comments.

He said that Ecclestone could merely be using Magny Cours’ name to put pressure on Paul Ricard amid the negotiations.

Magny Cours chief Serge Saulnier declined to comment.

But a source close to the circuit, which last hosted the French grand prix in 2008, said that Magny Cours’ bid to host F1 again is “still alive”.

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