French Grand Prix to return in 2018: Ecclestone

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The French Formula One Grand Prix is set to return in 2018 after a 10-year absence, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Friday.

"Yes, I think it will happen," said the 86-year-old Brit when asked about French media reports that a deal had been agreed to host the race at the Le Castellet circuit in southern France.

Germany has been axed from the 2017 calendar due to financial reasons, despite the country having world champions in Mercedes and Nico Rosberg, but Hockenheim still has a contract to host the loss-making race in 2018.

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