JANUARY 29, 2009
No real setback for the Yvelines
There have been stories in the last 24 hours about the French Assemblee Nationale voting against the idea of a French Grand Prix in the Yvelines. This appears to be a misinterpretation of the amendment in question which is a technical step designed to save time and make the project easier, but does not cast any doubt at all on the project itself.
There is some opposition to the plan from some local residents and some ecologists have expressed worries about the project but the promoters of the idsea say they will deal with all the complaints to try to ensure that the plan is supported by the maximum number of people.