Romain Grosjean Would Like to See France Back on the F1 Calendar
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News November 26, 2015
During the driver's press conference on Thursday, Lotus driver Romain Grosjean said that he would one day like to see France back on the Formula One calendar.
“I think it was really great this year to see Mexico was... a very warm welcome from all the fans, it was an awesome weekend. I would like to see Magny Cours back on the calendar, it would be the French Grand Prix, unique for me. Paris? The traffic is not so good".
"I would like a French Grand Prix. I think Fernando’s point is completely right: in an ideal world you would like to do all of them but it’s not possible so I think we follow the calendar, we like discovering new places but going to Silverstone or in Germany or Barcelona is always quite special”.
The French driver knows that any chance of seeing the return of a French Grand Prix are difficult due to the recent attacks in his home country. With the return of Mexico earlier this month, many fans and drivers alike would enjoy seeing the return of other classic tracks such as Imola, Magny Cours, and Valencia.
However, with the addition of Baku and newer tracks being built, it is hard to say if we will ever see the return of these iconic tracks. The last French Grand Prix was held back in 2008 with then Ferrari driver Felipe Massa taking the win and teammate Kimi Raikkonen grabbing the pole.
Grosjean is set to begin the next stage of his career in 2016 as a driver with Haas F1 where he is looking forward to a fresh start with the new American team, but the french driver knows if we were to ever see the return of the French Grand Prix, it would be very uplifting for a country that is still healing.