May 30 (GMM) Using the full Mistral straight has once again been ruled out by organisers of the French GP.
Last year, F1 returned to Paul Ricard, but a chicane in the middle of the epic Mistral straight was used.
Asked if the chicane would be skipped for 2019, French GP director Gilles Dufeigneux told Ouest France newspaper: “We discussed it.
“The long straight would have been remarkable, but there was a question of safety and entertainment.”
Another French GP chief, Eric Boullier, confirmed: “That chicane is where most of the overtaking occurred last year.”
However, the former McLaren boss added: “There will be a new pit entry before the last corner, after the FIA told us of their concerns.”