Grand Prix

French Grand Prix

Le Castellet
Circuit length
5.842 km
rounds count
fastest lap

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.

F1 Standings

1VERMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing531:38.442-
2HAMLewis HamiltonMercedes AMG F1 team53+10.587-
3RUSGeorge RussellMercedes AMG F1 team53+16.495-
4PERSergio PerezRed Bull Racing53+17.310-
5SAICarlos SainzFerrari53+28.872-
6ALOFernando AlonsoAlpine F1 team53+42.879-
7NORLando NorrisMcLaren53+52.026-
8OCOEsteban OconAlpine F1 team53+56.959-
9RICDaniel RicciardoMcLaren53+60.372-
10STRLance StrollAston Martin F1 team53+62.549-
11VETSebastian VettelAston Martin F1 team53+64.494-
12GASPierre GaslyScuderia AlphaTauri53+65.448-
13ALBAlex AlbonWilliams53+68.565-
14BOTValtteri BottasAlfa Romeo F1 team53+76.666-
15SCHMick SchumacherHaas F153+80.394-
16LECCharles LeclercFerrari17DNF-
17TSUYuki TsunodaScuderia AlphaTauri17DNF-
18ZHOGuanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo F1 team47DNF-
19LATNicholas LatifiWilliams40DNF-
20MAGKevin MagnussenHaas F137DNF-

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 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.