What 2009 Formula One race, in the nation that invented motor racing, was canceled due to a financial crisis?
French Grand Prix
The 2009 race, however, was again cancelled on 15 October 2008, with the official website citing “economic reasons”.
A huge makeover of Magny-Cours (“2.0”) was planned,but cancelled in the end. The race’s promoter FFSA then started looking for an alternative host.
There were five different proposals for a new circuit: in Rouen with 3 possible layouts: a street circuit, in the dock area, or a permanent circuit near the airport, a street circuit located near Disneyland Resort Paris,Versailles,and in Sarcelles (Val de France), but all were cancelled.
A final location in Flins-Les Mureaux, near the Flins Renault Factory was being considered however that was cancelled as well on 1 December 2009.