As Autosport.com revealed, talks of a French Grand Prix replacing the New Jersey venue on the 2013 Formula One calendar are hotting up.
"We have a pen and are ready to sign," Bernie Ecclestone declared, referring to the likelihood of the rumour.
The match certainly looks very promising.
On the one hand, French officials have been trying everything in their power to get an event back on the calendar, for some time now. The project always came short only because of the abundance of potential grand prix venues.
On the other hand, New Jersey officials, who were granted a spot on the 2013 calendar, wasted the chance given to them to host an F1 race, admitting themselves they would not be ready in time.
"Which circuit they are going to use is another thing," Ecclestone pointed out.
The 2013 French Grand Prix could be staged either in Magny-Cours, where F1 last raced in 2008, or at the Paul Ricard, a high end testing facility.
"If they are ready we can slot it in the calendar," the big boss of the sport confirmed.