Flins-Les Mureaux

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Flins-Les Mureaux Motor Racing Circuit
Location Flins-sur-Seine
Les Mureaux, France
Time zone GMT +1
Coordinates 48°59′0″N 1°52′30″E / 48.98333°N 1.87500°E / 48.98333; 1.87500Coordinates: 48°59′0″N 1°52′30″E / 48.98333°N 1.87500°E / 48.98333; 1.87500
Length 4.50 km (2.79 mi)
Turns 11

Flins-Les Mureaux was a proposed motorsport race track, to be located in the Seine Valley between Flins-sur-Seine and Les Mureaux (to the northwest of Paris), as a future host for the French Grand Prix, to replace its former home at Magny-Cours.

The final Grand Prix on Magny-Cours was held in 2008, and the race's promoter FFSA was looking for an alternative host. There were six different proposals for a new circuit which included a street circuit located near Disneyland Resort Paris [1] ,[2] Versailles,[3] Sarcelles,[4] and finally a new track to build in Flins-Les Mureaux, near the Flins Renault Factory.

Work on the circuit was to be carried out by British company Apex Circuit Design, with plans submitted by a Parisian Architect to include a 1 km straight and seating for 120,000 people.[5] The 112 million euro project was said to have started work immediately, even though F1 Boss Bernie Ecclestone had not given the full green light for the track to host a Grand Prix in 2011.[6]

Plans for the development of the circuit to host Formula One were scrapped on 1 December 2009.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Euro Disney the next venue for French GP?
  2. ^ Disney Grand Prix plans shelved Archived 2 February 2011 at WebCite
  3. ^ Versailles possible for French GP
  4. ^ Sarcelles bidding for a Grand Prix Archived 2 February 2011 at WebCite
  5. ^ France unveils plans for new F1 track Retrieved from www.autosport.com on 20 April 2009. Archived 2 February 2011 at WebCite
  6. ^ France on track for F1 return Retrieved from www.flagworld.com on 20 April 2009. Archived 2 February 2011 at WebCite
  7. ^ Noble, Jonathan (2009-12-01). "French GP plans suffer fresh blow". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Archived from the original on 2011-02-02. Retrieved 2009-12-01.