French GP, Paul Ricard, 23 June, 2019

2018 F1 French GP Paul Ricard circuit map DRS zones Photo FIA MAXF1net

Races 59 (1950 – 2008, 2018 – )
Laps 53
Circuit lenght 5842 m
Race distance 309.690 km
Fastest race lap 1:34.225 (Valtterri Bottas, Mercedes W09, 2018)
Record lap 1:30.029 (Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W09, Q3, 2018)
Results 2018.

STATS (after 2018 race)

Wins Michael Schumacher (8) Ferrari (17) Ferrari (17)
Pole positions Juan Manuel Fangio (5) Ferrari (17) Ferrari (17)
Fastest laps D.Coulthard and M.Schumacher (5) Ferrari (14) Ferrari (14)
Podium places A.Prost and M.Schumacher (11) Ferrari (49) Ferrari (49)
Front row Michael Schumacher (9) Ferrari (43) Ferrari (43)
Races led Michael Schumacher (10) Ferrari (29) Ferrari (29)
Lap led Michael Schumacher (1949) Ferrari (6060) Ferrari (6060)
Points Michael Schumacher (98) Ferrari (398) Ferrari (407)


1st free practice Fri 11:00
2nd free practice Fri 15:00
3rd free practice Sat 12:00
Qualifying Sat 15:00
Race Sun 15:10
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French GP 1906 first ever Grand Prix held at Le Mans in France
In the first ever Grand Prix held in France in 1906, cars started with 90 second gap between each other (26 June, 1906) Screenshot: Youtube
juan_manuel_fangio wins french gp 1950 - alfa_romeo_158__1950-by_f1_history
Juan Manuel Fangio celebrates victory in the first French GP in Formula 1 calendar held at Reims circuit (2 July, 1950) Photo: F1 history


Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes W196 French GP 1954
Juan Manuel Fangio (Mercedes W196) during the French GP held at Reims (4 July, 1954) Photo: Seriouswheels


French GP Paul Ricard F1 1971 Stewart leads Clay Regazzoni and Pedro Rodriguez Photo F1history
Jackie Stewart leads at the first French GP held at Paul Ricard in front of Clay Regazzoni and Pedro Rodriguez (4 July, 1971) Photo: F1history


Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Rene Arnoux Renault French GP F1 1979 Dijon Photo Renault
Gilles Villeneuve (Ferrari) and Rene Arnoux (Renault) fighting at the 1979 French GP at Dijon (1 July, 1979) Photo: Renault


Ayrton Senna leads Alain Prost French GP F1 1988 Paul Ricard Photo F1world
Ayrton Senna leads his team mate Alain Prost in 1988 French GP – Prost will latter surprise Senna and overtake him in the fast Signes corner (3 July, 1988) Photo: F1history


Ralf Schumacher BMW Williams FW25 French GP F1 2003 chicane Photo F1fansite
Ralf Schumacher celebrated in 2003 French GP, just one week after winning in his home soil at Nurburgring (6 July, 2003) Photo: F1fansite/Williams
Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari F2008 French GP F1 2008 Magny Cours broken exhaust after the race parc ferme Photo Ferrari
Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari F2008) after the 2008 French GP when he suffered an exhaust problem (22 June, 2008) Photo Ferrari
French GP F1 2018 start Vettel Bottas Hamilton Photo Red Bull
Start of the 2018 French GP at Paul Ricard (24 June, 2018) Photo: Red Bull

Recent results

Year Winner Pole position Fastest lap
2018 Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton Valtterri Bottas
2008 Felipe Massa Kimi Raikkonen Kimi Raikkonen
2007 Kimi Raikkonen Felipe Massa Felipe Massa
2006 Michael Schumacher Michael Schumacher Michael Schumacher
2005 Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso Kimi Raikkonen