2021 French GP Race Preview

18 Jun – 20 Jun 2021


Session NameDate/Time (Track local time)
Free Practice 118 Jun 11:30 – 12:30
Free Practice 218 Jun 15:00 – 16:00
Free Practice 319 Jun 12:00 – 13:00
Qualification19 Jun 15:00 – 16:00
Race20 Jun 15:00 – 17:00

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Until 2021 French GP

French GP Track Map

Azerbaijan GP Track Facts

Number of Laps: 53
Track Length: 5.842km
Race Distance: 309.69 km
Best Laptime: 1:32.740  by Sebastian Vettel (2019)
2019 Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton
2019 Race winner: Lewis Hamilton

Find out the Race Schedule in your local time zone at the F1 Official Race Schedule Page.

The 2021 French GP will be held at Circuit Paul Ricard which was built in 1969 and held the maiden French GP in 1971. In modern times this circuit started hosting F1 since 2018. Before that the last time F1 cars raced on this track was in 1990. This track hasn’t produced good racing with these long modern F1 cars. However, with how close all teams are to each other in terms of performance, we can expect some good racing.

This circuit is known for it’s hypnotic blue and red stripes on the run off areas. These stripes are a replacement for grass or gravel traps which are present on traditional circuits. Since gravels traps can lead to certain dangerous situations, which is where these red and blue stripes come into the picture. They are made of a material that is more abrasive than asphalt and will cause higher tire degradation for a diver that ventures into them.

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