Magny-Cours confirms hosting September F1 test
Formula 1 will return to Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours next month on September 11-13. Ferrari, Mercedes AMG and Force India will conduct their annual Young Driver Tests at the French venue. The 4.4km track will provide the teams' aspiring Grand Prix stars with a suitably demanding challenge for those teams that chose not to participate at Silverstone.
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours is no stranger to the roar of Formula 1 engines having played host to the French Grand Prix a total of 18 times between 1991 and 2008. The track has since been upgraded while the opening of a new motorway linking the track with Paris has significantly cut journey times and improved access.
Set-up for the test begins at the circuit on Sunday (September 9) before cars take to the track on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the following week.
Serge Saulnier, Chairman of the Board:
“I am thrilled to be able to confirm that Formula 1 cars will return to Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours next month. We have worked tirelessly to upgrade the venue, which has just been homologated to F1 standards for another four years, and I am certain that the teams and drivers will appreciate the work that has been put in.
“What’s more, this is an extremely positive step forward as we seek to return Formula 1 racing to our circuit. With Magny-Cours a candidate to host future French Grands Prix, it will be fantastic to showcase the track and our staff’s know-how to the high-calibre F1 personnel who will be on-site.”