Why F1 has made a key U-turn on classic races

Why F1 has made a key U-turn on classic races

Formula 1 was pricing out a number of heritage races and prioritising countries that were paying handsomely. That is now changing, saving some key grands prix and reviving some old ones too

The message was clear. "We are very excited about adding Germany and France [to the 2018 Formula 1 calendar]," said F1 commercial chief Sean Bratches. "They are two markets that we are going back to and we never want to leave."

For France, it will be a return to the F1 calendar for the first time since 2008, with Paul Ricard playing host. Germany returns after a one-year absence, with a race at Hockenheim.

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