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 1 Press Conference 12:30 – 16:00
FRIDAY 18th JUNE    
Renault Clio Cup First Practice Session 09:10 – 09:40
FIA Formula 3 Practice Session 10:05 – 10:50
Formula 1 First Practice Session 11:30 – 12:30
Promoter Activity Historic F1 Cars Demonstration 12:35 – 12:45
Renault Clio Cup Second Practice Session 12:55 – 13:25
Formula 1 Press Conference 13:00 – 14:00
FIA Formula 3 Qualifying Session 13:50 – 14:20
Formula 1  Second Practice Session 15:00 – 16:00
Promoter Activity Cinemas Iconic Cars Demonstration 16:05 – 16:15
FIA Formula 3 Press Conference 16:05 – 16:35
Renault Clio Cup First Qualifying Session 17:00 – 17:20
Renault Clio Cup Second Qualifying Session 09:00 – 09:20
Formula 1 Pit Stop Practice 09:25 – 09:45
Promoter Activity Cinemas Iconic Cars Demonstration 09:35 – 09:45
FIA Formula 3 First Race (20 Laps or 40 Mins) 10:10 – 10:55
FIA Formula 3 Press Conference 11:15 – 11:45
Formula 1 Third Practice Session 12:00 – 13:00
Renault Clio Cup First Race (25 Mins+1 Lap) 13:45 – 14:20
Formula 1 Qualifying Session 15:00 – 16:00
Formula 1 Press Conference 16:00 – 17:00
Promoter Activity Historic F1 Cars Demonstration 16:05 – 16:20
FIA Formula 3 Second Race (20 Laps or 40 Mins) 16:40 – 17:25
FIA Formula 3 Press Conference 17:45 – 18:15
Renault Clio Cup Second Race (25 Mins+1Lap) 10:25 – 11:00
FIA Formula 3 Third Race (20 Laps or 40 Mins) 11:40 – 12:25
Promoter Activity Historic F1 Cars Demonstration 12:30 – 12:50
FIA Formula 3 Press Conference 12:45 – 13:15
Formula 1 Drivers’ Parade 13:20 – 13:50
Promoter Activity Air Display – Opening Ceremony/Aerial Parade 14:00 – 15:00
Formula 1 ‘We Race As One’ Gesture 14:43 – 14:44
Formula 1 National Anthem 14:44 – 14:46
Formula 1 Grand 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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