Date: 1st January 2018 at 6:17pm
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For the first time in over a decade Formula One returns to France in 2018.

The Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet, near Marseille will host a Grand Prix for the first time since 1990.

In 1991 the French Grand Prix moved to Magny-Cours, but in 2008 F1 moved away from France entirely, despite boasting a great history in the sport both with drivers and manufacturers.

But a French Grand Prix will happen again and whilst everyone in the paddock is happy about that, Four-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton believes F1 is actually returning to the wrong circuit.

?Honestly I don’t like it, just to be straight with you, I loved it when we used to have the Grand Prix in Magny-Cours. [Paul Ricard] is in a beautiful place, but the track, when I say I don’t like it, it’s not as great as Magny-Cours. Hamilton told Canal + Sport as quoted by

?I think the most important thing is that we do have a Grand Prix back in France because it’s an important part of Europe, it’s an important part of the European tour.

?It’s just, you know, France has so many beautiful, beautiful circuits ? Le Mans, for example ? and for some reason we don’t have it at the most beautiful track. It doesn’t register for me, I’m a driver and I’m dead straight with you, and I’m not gonna beat around the bush.