Marseille gets French GP 'F1 Live' event


Formula 1 will descend upon Marseille next summer as the sport puts on another 'F1 Live' street event to promote the French Grand Prix's return to the world championship calendar.

French paper La Provence is reporting that the vibrant sea-side city, located less than an hour away from the Circuit Paul Ricard, will host an event similar to this year's London show at Trafalgar Square.

"The mayor has agreed," said Marseilles deputy mayor Jean Roatta.

"We have not yet met with representatives of FOM, but we are currently working on security issues and the location, which should be around the Mucem (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations).

"It must happen as it will be very attractive for the city," the deputy mayor added.

Gallery: The beautiful wives and girlfriends of F1 drivers

Keep up to date with all the F1 news via Facebook and Twitter