Ecclestone confirms Spanish alternation

By on Saturday, May 12, 2012

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Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that the Circuit de Catalunya and the Valencia Stret Circuit will alternate hosting the Spanish Grand Prix from next year.

The Barcelona circuit will host the Spanish Grand Prix in 2013, before handing over to Valencia in 2014.

"The race will be here in 2013 and in Valencia in 2014", Ecclestone told Reuters on Saturday.

Meanwhile fresh doubts have been placed on the potential return of the French Grand Prix.

Following Francois Hollande's victory over Nicolas Sarkozy in the French presidential elections, the return of the race has been placed in doubt. Hollande is reportedly keen on the race alternating between Magny Cours and Paul Ricard, in order to spread the wealth between far left regions and far right regions.

“I have no idea. No idea what they are doing. It's a funny arrangement they were making anyway. So I just don't know.” said Ecclestone. The original plan was for Paul Ricard to alternate with Spa Francorchamps from 2013.

Despite the problems with the French Grand Prix, Ecclestone was more optimistic regarding the Canadian Grand Prix.

“They are going to try and rebuild. It needs a bit of an upgrade, I think [the pits and paddock complex]. They know what we want to do. It will happen. We love Montreal.”

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