Max praises Bernie's Ricard F1 test centre

FIA president Max Mosley described the new Paul Ricard F1 test track as "the reference and model" for other circuits to match, after visiting the French facility at Le Castellet on Friday. The former French GP venue has been redeveloped by Bernie Ecclestone's Excelis company. Mosley said: "This is much more impressive than anything I could have ever imagined." Several F1 teams already use the venue and it is Toyota's designated 'home' test centre

Max praises Bernie's Ricard F1 test centre

Mosley continued: "One truly has the feeling of entering into the future, where everything is guided by technology. With the work done on the Paul Ricard - High Tech Test Track, Philippe Gurdjian [Excelis president] has reached the summit in terms of safety, logistics and technology.

"The medical centre is extraordinary and the technology involved on the circuit is clearly beyond anything that currently exists. This test track will be an asset for the world of motorsports. With the construction of two hotels and the renovation of the airport at close proximity, the teams will definitely have everything necessary to carry out tests in the best conditions.

"This new tool will and must become the reference and model for the world's race tracks."

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