The colourful curves of Circuit Paul Ricard return this weekend as the French Grand Prix graces the calendar after a year away – and the drivers are raring to go for Round 7 of the Championship, including home heroes Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon.

    Ocon himself was a focal point on Thursday as Alpine announced the day before that he had signed a multi-year deal with the team, keeping him there at least until the end of 2024.

    ANALYSIS: Why Alpine and Ocon have decided to stick together for the long-term

    For the reaction to that, and all the other news stories across Thursday, hit play in the video above to join presenters Lawrence Barretto and Rosanna Tennant as they look ahead to the 2021 French Grand Prix weekend, with all the key players.