| A Ferrari drives past the stands during the French GP at Magny Cours, June 22, 2008 © AP Photo/David Vincent
Three teams are scheduled to hold its young driver test at Magny-Cours shortly after the Italian Grand Prix next month.
Ferrari, Mercedes and Force India will head to the French circuit for the session to be held on September 11 to 13, at a venue which was host to the French Grand Prix from 1991 to 2008.
“I am thrilled to be able to confirm that Formula 1 cars will return to Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours next month,” Serge Saulnier, chairman of the board, said on the circuit’s website. “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,” he added.
Williams, Marussia and HRT conducted its young driver test at Silverstone earlier this year, shortly after the British Grand Prix.
The remaining six teams are expected to run their test at the Yas Marina circuit in the week after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November.