Formula One World Championship, 2018 Bahrain GP



    21 - 23 Jun


    A Hamilton masterclass, as Leclerc pushes Bottas hard

    • Lewis Hamilton 1:24:31.198
    • Valtteri Bottas +18.056
    • Charles Leclerc +18.985


    Race weekend

    Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix De France 2019

    Get up to speed with everything you need to know about the 2019 French Grand Prix, which takes place over 53 laps of the 5.842-kilometre Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet on Sunday, June 23.

    Using the links above you can find the full weekend schedule, including details of practice and qualifying sessions, support races, press conferences and special events, plus the latest news headlines, circuit information and F1 race results.

    You can also find broadcast information, with details of how and where you can watch the race on TV, or download the 2019 French Grand Prix schedule to your mobile device.

    Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix De France 2019

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    Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix De France 2019

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    Circuit Paul Ricard


    First Grand Prix


    Number of Laps


    Circuit Length


    Race Distance

    309.69 km

    Lap Record

    1:32.740 Sebastian Vettel (2019)

    Le Castellet

    When was the track built?

    Work began on pastis magnate Paul Ricard’s track in 1969, with French racers Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Henri Pescarolo acting as consultants on the layout. Racing began at the circuit a year later.

    When was its first Grand Prix?

    Formula 1 hit the Circuit Paul Ricard in 1971, with Jackie Stewart winning the inaugural race in his Tyrrell 003.

    What’s the circuit like?

    The Circuit Paul Ricard’s even distribution of high-, medium- and low-speed corners is a key reason why it’s one of the most used test circuits in the world (the typically good weather is another). F1 drivers love the 290km/h right-hander at Signes and the 5g joyride of the following Beausset bend, while the circuit’s 2018 return to the F1 calendar showed that the French Grand Prix track is a bit of an overtaking gem.

    Why go?

    Drive just 10km south of the circuit and you’ll find yourself on the French Riviera, one of the most revered coastlines in the world thanks to its beautiful beaches, pretty harbourside towns, great food and, if you fancy it, incredible local wines. Apart from the racing action, that’s why you go!

    Where is the best place to watch?

    The Chicane series of grandstands put you at the best overtaking point on the track (as Sebastian Vettel proved during his 2018 fightback from 17th to fifth), while if you want to be closer to the fun and friendly Paul Ricard paddock, bag seats in the Virage du Pont stands to watch cars making their way through the final corner before blasting away down the main straight.