Formula 1: French Grand Prix issues SOS to fans

29th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, March 29, 2007 (AFP) - The French Grand Prix is in danger of being scrapped from next year's Formula One calendar unless fans turn up to support this year's edition at Magny-Cours.

PARIS, March 29, 2007 (AFP) - The French Grand Prix is in danger of being scrapped from next year's Formula One calendar unless fans turn up to support this year's edition at Magny-Cours.

That was Thursday's stark message issued by organisers of a race that has been held at the unfashionable circuit in the Nievre region of central France since 1991.

Race organiser Jacques Regis said: "There won't be a France Grand Prix in 2008 if the public don't turn up at the 2007 race."

The FFSA, French motor racing's ruling body, has gone to strenuous efforts to attract people to the event, with former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters appearing at a concert at last year's meeting.

In 2004 the FFSA stepped in to manage the financially-struggling race which has traditionally had difficulty drawing in the crowds due to its geographical position.

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