As has been the expected outcome, it seems that France and Belgium will alternate their Grand Prix duties due to financial strain. France will now use the Paul Ricard circuit which has usually held testing, while Belgium will continue at Spa-Francorchamps.
Sports minister David Douillet shared with Frances 'RMC Sport', "I have told Bernie Ecclestone that we are ready. We have done the financial side, on which he agreed. Now we wait for the position of our Belgian friends, since the project is to alternate between Le Castellet (Paul Ricard) and Spa."
"They need to work it out amongst themselves," he added about Spa's yearly GP contract with Ecclestone, "but we are ready, and - for our car industry - we need it."