Date: 8th December 2016 at 9:44am
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The French Grand Prix will finally return to the Formula One calendar in 2018.

For many the French Grand Prix is a tradition that should never have been lost from Formula One, but despite this, money talks and France has not held a Formula One race since 2008.

Grand Prix motor racing originated in France and the French Grand Prix is the oldest Grand Prix race held in 1906.

It also featured on the inaugural seven-race calendar in 1950 alongside current tracks that are seen as the crown jewels of Formula One in Britain, Monaco, Italy and Belgium.

Magny-Cours was the last track to host Formula One, holding the Grand Prix from 1991 till 2008.

Prior to that the French Grand Prix was held at the Paul Ricard circuit near Marseilles, Dijon-Prenois, Charade, Rouen-Les-Essarts, Reims-Gueux and the Bugatti Circuit at Le Mans.

The most frequent host was Paul Ricard hosted 14 grands prix between 1971 and 1990 and that is where Formula One will be returning to in 2018.

‘We and those who are with me are very proud, it’s a great victory,’ regional politician Christian Estrosi was quoted by Sky Sports.