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.
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
|THURSDAY 17th JUNE|
|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|
|SATURDAY 19th JUNE|
|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|
|SUNDAY 20th JUNE|
|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.
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.
The most important and highly anticipated battle, however, is expected between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, and while the bookies are already betting on Hamilton’s victory, there could be surprises at Paul Ricard due to the weather changes.