French Grand Prix
Location: Le Castellet, Var, near Marseille
Circuit length: 5.842 km (3.630 mi)
Race length: 309.690 km (192.432 mi)
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Watch Paul Ricard Grand Prix
The French Grand Prix is one of the most historic races in the world and one of the most important as it was this race that gave the world the name ‘Grand Prix’ that every other race on the F1 calendar know users.
Over the years the race has had 16 different venues and it has been raced as part of 3 big championships- the World Manufacturers Championship, the European Championship and the Formula 1 World Championship in which the race now features on the calendar of, with all of the action taking place at the remodelled Circuit Paul Ricard.
After leaving the F1 calendar for a decade from 2008, the race return to the World Championship at the Circuit Paul Ricard in the Le Castellet part of Var near to the city of Marseille in Southern France.
The circuit maybe new to modern fans but it has held the French Grand Prix on numerous other occasions throughout the 1970’s, 80’ and up until 1990.
The track has had a reputation as one of the safety motor racing tracks in the world since it first opened and that continues to today with the distinctive black and blue run off areas and red zones give the racers lots of space to push the limits of their cars whilst knowing crashing out of the race will be unlikely.
What Can We Watch?
You can watch all of the key action from each and every race weekend including all 3 practise sessions, qualifying and of course the actual race itself live.
France Grand Prix
The French Grand Prix can be traced back to 1906 when the race was first run on 66 miles of public roads near to the city of Le Mans. The race took 12 hours to compete and was won by Ferenc Szisz of Hungary. The race saw a big prize fund for the winner, which led to the Big Prize moniker.
In the early days, the Grand Prix de l’ACF was hugely influential in the establishing of rules and regulations of motor racing and in turn Formula 1 which has continued to have a massive influence eon the sports with many great drivers from France featuring in the sport.
It is therefore no surprise that the race gets a good backing from fans and after the often unpopular Magny-Cours track left the F1 season, the Circuit Paul Ricard is looking to establish itself as a top racetrack.
How To Watch French Grand Prix Live
Simply choose one of the live streaming services below to watch the French Grand Prix live.