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Paul Ricard circuit names new director

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: The Paul Ricard circuit, which is expected to return to F1 in 2013, has a new director.


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“From September 26th 2011, St??phane Clair will be the new director of the Paul Ricard Circuit.”

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On this day in F1

Jim Clark won the Oulton Park Gold Cup, a non-championship race run to F1 rules, on this day in 1962.

Clark shared the podium with Graham Hill, driving a BRM, and Jack Brabham in his own car.