?? THE 2020 FRENCH GRAND PRIX
ROUND 9. 26th – 28th JUNE.
1027th F1 GRAND PRIX | 89th FRENCH GRAND PRIX | 17th GRAND PRIX AT CIRCUIT PAUL RICARD
2019 POLESITTER: LEWIS HAMILTON | 2019 WINNER: LEWIS HAMILTON
Friday 26th June
Free Practice 1 (11am Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)
Saturday 27th June
Free Practice 3 (12pm Local Time/ 11am UK Time)
Qualifying (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)
Sunday 28th June
The 2020 French Grand Prix (3:10pm Local Time/ 2:10pm UK Time)
- Information about the race weekend, such as DRS zones and track changes, will be posted here.
?? WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS
- The eighth lap of the 2020 French Grand Prix will be the 1000th racing lap to have taken place at Circuit Paul Ricard.
- A win for Lewis Hamilton would see him become only the second driver to have won three races at Circuit Paul Ricard. Alain Prost won here four times during his career. If he wins, Hamilton would equal Prost’s record of three consecutive victories at the circuit
- Lewis Hamilton will equal Alain Prost’s record tally of pole positions at Circuit Paul Ricard if he takes pole this weekend. Prost took pole three times at this circuit during his career.
- A win for Renault, Ferrari or Mercedes would see them equal Williams and McLaren as the team to have won the most races at Circuit Paul Ricard. Both Williams and McLaren have three previous wins at the track.
You can find more information about the records which could be broken this weekend in our Milestones and Records to Beat post.
ALL THE INFO
Click the links below to see all the stats and circuit history you could need ahead of the race!
- Circuit Paul Ricard: The Ultimate Track Guide
- Circuit Paul Ricard Track Stats
- Milestones and Records to Beat
- Team Form
- Driver Form
- Grid Slot Stats
- Austria Power Performers
- 2019 French Grand Prix Statistics
- 2018 French Grand Prix Statistics
2019 RACE RECAP
The 2019 French Grand Prix was a rather lacklustre affair, with Lewis Hamilton taking a dominant victory. The main talking point was the battle in the midfield in the closing laps.
McLaren impressed in qualifying for the French Grand Prix, with both cars starting within the top six. Lewis Hamilton took pole, lapping two tenths faster than team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton led away from pole as Carlos Sainz battled Max Verstappen for fourth place. Sergio Perez picked up a five second penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage on the opening lap. At the back, the two Williams drivers battled each other, resulting in George Russell taking out a marker board. The Toro Rosso drivers also squabbled over fourteenth place, with Daniil Kvyat eventually coming out on top. Lando Norris struggled with DRS issues, which didn’t help him in a final lap tussle with Kimi Raikkonen and the two Renault drivers. Daniel Ricciardo made his way past Norris first, but in doing so allowed Kimi Raikkonen past. Ricciardo then overtook the Alfa Romeo and claimed seventh place – but a post-race penalty saw him drop to eleventh in the final result. Hamilton led every lap on his way to victory, finishing almost twenty seconds ahead of his team-mate. Charles Leclerc completed the podium, while Sebastian Vettel picked up the point for Fastest Lap.
PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES
The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. Appearing in the Drivers’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:
The media also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Friday. Appearing in the Teams’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:
Each weekend a former Formula 1 driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward this weekend will be TBC.
The weather forecast for the week ahead at the circuit currently looks like this:
FASTEST EVER LAP
Pirelli are yet to reveal which tyre compounds will be used for the French Grand Prix weekend. Each driver’s selection of tyres will be announced closer to the event.
RECENT FASTEST LAPS IN EACH SESSION
|Free Practice 1||1:32.231 (Lewis Hamilton)||1:32.738 (Lewis Hamilton)|
|Free Practice 2||1:32.539 (Lewis Hamilton)||1:30.937 (Valtteri Bottas)|
|Free Practice 3||1:33.666 (Valtteri Bottas)||1:30.159 (Valtteri Bottas)|
|Qualifying||1:30.029 (Lewis Hamilton)||1:28.319 (Lewis Hamilton)|
|Grand Prix||1:34.225 (Valtteri Bottas)||1:32.740 (Sebastian Vettel)|