It's no secret that F1 Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone is pulling the plug on the French Grand Prix's current location at the Magny Cours race track. One of the main reasons being the location was way out in the countryside, not an optimal location for international tourists. And as we all know, F1 has become all about makin' money. So the powers that be got to thinking "where do the tourists go?", and came up with— Disneyland. Yes, that's right, there are plans for the most elite form of motorsport in the world to organize a race at the happiest place
on Earth in Europe.
Sadly, despite reportedly well advanced plans for a race at Disneyland Resort Paris, the current word on the
street boulevard is that the project is short about $31 million in funding. Another fantastical French Grand Prix possibility would be a race actually in Paris, whereas the Disney resort is about a half-hour drive from the city. Of course, the most realistic possibility at this point seems to be simply dropping the French event off the calendar altogether. Though if we had our say (and unlimited funds) we'd like to see a F1 race at Circuit de la Sarthe, where they hold the 24 Hours of LeMans endurance race, or in and around The Louvre.