Is Ricard the right venue for F1's French return?

Is Ricard the right venue for F1's French return?

Formula 1 is finally returning to France after countless false starts, but is going back to a now very different Paul Ricard really the best move for the race's future?

After eight years of trying and countless failed attempts from various circuits across the country, France has finally reclaimed its grand prix.

It's a good thing for Formula 1, especially in an era in which heartland races have dropped off the calendar in favour of multi-million pound state-of-the-art venues, many of which lack character. But has it chosen the right track for its French return?

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