Gerard Neveu has stepped down as head of the Paul Ricard circuit, shortly after the announcement that he was heading up the task force entrusted with getting the French Grand Prix back on the Formula 1 calendar.
French prime minister Francois Fillon announced the formation of the GP task force last week, with Neveu joined in the group by Renault team boss Eric Boullier and ex-cabinet minister Gilles Dufeigneaux. The nation has not had a grand prix since France dropped off the calendar in 2008.
Neveu will leave his Ricard role on Sept. 23. He was track manager from 2001 to 2009 before becoming the circuit's managing director.