Max Verstappen won the French Grand Prix in July. It is quite possible that it will be the last race weekend in the country for the time being, as Formula 1 is reportedly thinking of focusing on other circuits in the coming years. However, the organisation of the French circuit is not giving up. It would not be the first time that the French GP has been temporarily left off the calendar. Between 2009 and 2017, Formula 1 also chose not to travel to the country for several seasons. This would also be the case in the coming years. "We are not dead yet, however," Pierre Guyonnet-Duperat states clearly in conversation with Formule1.nl. The circuit's communications director therefore holds out hope. "France has an important place in the automotive industry and motor racing history. We have champions, two Formula 1 drivers and with Alpine also a team in Formula 1." Verstappen and Hamilton winners of last years In recent years the Paul Ricard circuit has been good to Max Verstappen. Indeed, the Dutchman managed to win in both 2021 and 2022. In 2018 and 2019, it was Lewis Hamilton who prevailed twice, while the weekend in 2020 did not take place due to the corona crisis.