Former McLaren boss Eric Boullier is appointed as Managing Director of the French Grand Prix and has immediately laid out a plan for easing the congestion problems that have plagued the event over the past two years.
While the on-track action has been lacking in quality since Formula One returned to France in 2018, the main problems have been getting people into the venue at all.
One narrow road leads to the Paul Ricard circuit and, as the venue is more regularly used for testing than hosting large scale race events, this is not usually a problem. However, with the global appeal and relative ease of getting to France from the majority of Europe, the lack of access becomes a huge problem when Formula One roles into town.
As well as focusing on the local travel disruptions, Boullier announcing plans for shuttle buses and carpooling incentives the Frenchman also revealed plans to help fans from further afield to reduce the traffic problem.
In a press release, these plans were listed as;
-Free shuttles from 5 towns close to the Paul Ricard circuit with an additional stop at the La Ciotat SNCF railway station;
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