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French Grand Prix

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Formula 1 French GP

In 2018, the French Grand Prix returned to the Formula 1 calendar. The remote Magny Cours was exchanged for the Mediterranean Paul Ricard. Apparently a good decision, but the 2019 race turned out to be a low point of 21st-century Formula 1. In 2021 Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing unexpectedly managed to bring tension to the French Grand Prix.

The 2022 French Grand Prix

Four straights, right angles and more than enough run-off lanes to avoid hitting the wall. Paul Ricard's layout leaves a bit to be desired, but it must be said that the painted run-off strips do produce special pictures.

The 2019 race was so boring that they are considering trying a different layout for the future. That is also easy because there are plenty of options on the circuit on the Côte d'Azur. However, the 2021 edition was already a lot more interesting.

What does the French Grand Prix race weekend look like?

On July 22, the drivers will take their seats in their cars for the free practice sessions. FP1 is on the program at 1pm UK time. At 4:00 pm the second practice session will take place. Qualifying starts on Saturday, July 23 at 3:00 PM, with the race on Sunday, July 24.

What time does the French Grand Prix start?

As in previous years, the GP of France can be followed live in the GPblog.com live blog from one hour before the start of the race. The start time of the French Grand Prix is ​​2:00 PM UK time and the race can also be followed live on your local TV option.