Hello Paul Ricard! F1 French Grand Prix 2021 schedule

The F1 French Grand Prix is a seven-race of the planned 23. Less than a third of the racing season is behind us. Max Verstappen wants to maintain his first place in the Formula One Drivers’ Championship and pulling up Sergio Perez with Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton, however, does not agree with this at all. The battle at the three-colour Le Castellet circuit will put everything in its place. Let’s take a look at our time and see what the organizers of the Formula 1 race in France have prepared for us.


Paul Ricard's Color Stripes
Paul Ricard’s Color Stripes in the Getty Images camera. by f1.com

A few words about Paul Ricard

Just one look at the  circuit makes us giddy and not for nothing! The circuit returned to the F1 calendar in 2018. The French Grand Prix circuit is an overtaking gem: 290km / h right-hand corner at Signes and the 5G drive at the following Beausset corner only prove it. Paul Ricard is also one of the most historic race tracks. French drivers Henri Pescarolo and Jean-Pierre Beltoise started working on Paul Ricard in 1969.

The first Formula 1 race took place two years later, in 1971, on the circuit where Jackie Stewart won the first race with his Tyrrell 003.

What does the circuit look like?

The even distribution of high, medium and low speed corners on the Paul Ricard circuit is a major reason why it is one of the most used test tracks in the world.

French Grand Prix 2021 schedule

Formula 1Press Conference12:30 – 16:00
Renault Clio CupFirst Practice Session09:10 – 09:40
FIA Formula 3Practice Session10:05 – 10:50
Formula 1First Practice Session11:30 – 12:30
Promoter ActivityHistoric F1 Cars Demonstration12:35 – 12:45
Renault Clio CupSecond Practice Session12:55 – 13:25
Formula 1Press Conference13:00 – 14:00
FIA Formula 3Qualifying Session13:50 – 14:20
Formula 1 Second Practice Session15:00 – 16:00
Promoter ActivityCinemas Iconic Cars Demonstration16:05 – 16:15
FIA Formula 3Press Conference16:05 – 16:35
Renault Clio CupFirst Qualifying Session17:00 – 17:20
Renault Clio CupSecond Qualifying Session09:00 – 09:20
Formula 1Pit Stop Practice09:25 – 09:45
Promoter ActivityCinemas Iconic Cars Demonstration09:35 – 09:45
FIA Formula 3First Race (20 Laps or 40 Mins)10:10 – 10:55
FIA Formula 3Press Conference11:15 – 11:45
Formula 1Third Practice Session12:00 – 13:00
Renault Clio CupFirst Race (25 Mins+1 Lap)13:45 – 14:20
Formula 1Qualifying Session15:00 – 16:00
Formula 1Press Conference16:00 – 17:00
Promoter ActivityHistoric F1 Cars Demonstration16:05 – 16:20
FIA Formula 3Second Race (20 Laps or 40 Mins)16:40 – 17:25
FIA Formula 3Press Conference17:45 – 18:15
Renault Clio CupSecond Race (25 Mins+1Lap)10:25 – 11:00
FIA Formula 3Third Race (20 Laps or 40 Mins)11:40 – 12:25
Promoter ActivityHistoric F1 Cars Demonstration12:30 – 12:50
FIA Formula 3Press Conference12:45 – 13:15
Formula 1Drivers’ Parade13:20 – 13:50
Promoter ActivityAir Display – Opening Ceremony/Aerial Parade14:00 – 15:00
Formula 1‘We Race As One’ Gesture14:43 – 14:44
Formula 1National Anthem14:44 – 14:46
Formula 1Grand Prix (53 Laps or 120 Mins)15:00 – 17:00

* Please note that local time, this timetable is subject to amendments

Despite the current restrictions due to the pandemic, they decided not to cut back on the race program. First practice of the Renault Clio Cup opens on Friday. FIA Formula 3 practice continues the race weekend. The organizers promise the demonstration of historic F1 cars. Tomorrow, the first Formula 1 practice begins as usual.

Esteban Ocon by f1.com
Esteban Ocon

Expectations for the French Grand Prix.

Alpine F1 Cars is finally returning home and both drivers should be back in the game, especially Esteban Ocon, who has signed a three-year contract. However, the time comes when Fernando Alonso must finally be back in top form and show his speed.

French driver Pierre Gasley showed the unbelievable at the Baku GP, finishing third in Azerbaijan, his fans are waiting for a continuation of the national star ‘surprising.

F1 French Grand Prix 2021 expectations
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