Ecclestone hints at Paris Grand prix

Bernie Ecclestone is keen to hold a Grand Prix around the streets of Paris it is reported.

France was stripped of its Grand Prix in 2008 due to low attendance and poor infrastructure at the Circuit de Nevers, Magny Cours.

But the F1 supremo is eager to find an alternative venue for the French Grand Prix.

"I hope we will be able to put something in place in Paris. We need a site for the French Grand Prix as we won’t go back to Magny-Cours," he told German sports news agency SID.

"The government has understood. We had originally decided not to go back to Magny-Cours this year.

"A grand prix in London or Paris would be better for spectators and for television. But I hope an agreement with Paris for 2009 is possible."