It's a shame not to have a French GP - Todt

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FIA President Jean Todt is a very busy man, as he quickly flew from Abu Dhabi to France to meet with French Prime Minister Francois Filion over the subject that is the French Grand Prix, which was missing from this years calendar and will do so again next season. Todt is anxious to get Formula One back in his home country as soon as possible, and hopefully Filion shares the same feelings.

"I find that it would be a shame if France did not have its Grand Prix. Losing such a prestigious international event could have economic consequences," Todt told the 'AFP' news agency.

As to where the GP could be held, he responded, "There are at least three which could host the race in France." He also added that a new venue should not be created as it would take too long and would be unnecessary, especially with the Le Mans, Paul Ricard, and Magny-Cours circuits ready to go.

The French GP took place without interruption since 1956 until 2008, with this year breaking it's amazingly long streak.