FORMULA 1 PIRELLI GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE PAUL RICARD – 2020 French Grand Prix
In 1991, the race moved to the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, where it stayed for another 17 years. The move to Magny-Cours was an attempt to stimulate the economy of the area.
However many within Formula One complained about the remote nature of the circuit. Highlights of Magny-Cours’s time hosting the French Grand Prix include Prost’s final of six wins on home soil in 1993.
Michael Schumacher secured the 2002 championship here after only 11 races.
In 2007 it was announced by the FFSA, the race promoter, that the 2008 French Grand Prix was put on an indefinite “pause”. This suspension was due to the financial situation of the circuit, known to be disliked by many in F1 due to the circuit’s location.
In December 2016, it was confirmed that the French Grand Prix would return in 2018 at the Circuit Paul Ricard and it currently holds a contract to host the French Grand Prix until at least 2022.
Michael Schumacher has won the race a record 8 times with Alain Prost winning 6 races, and Nigel Mansell 4 times.
Ferrari have won an amazing 17 times since their first entry in 1952, and Williams have won 8 times and Lotus 7 times.
Lewis Hamilton has won just once in 2018. So now it is the 2019 French GP.
2018 French GP
The 2018 French Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix de France 2018) took place on 24 June 2018 at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. The race was the eighth round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship. This marked the first time that the French Grand Prix has been run since 2008.
The race was won by Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes with Max Verstappen 2nd in a Red Bull and Kimi Raikkonen 3rd in a Ferrari.
2019 French GP
What happened in Canada with the stewards making that absolutely WRONG decision on the Seb/Lewis incident.
Maybe if they watched MotoGP they would have a more realistic approach to the rules of passing situations. Last week Lorenzo took out the best 4 racers, apart from his team mate and no-one batted an eyelid!
However back to now and the 2019 French GP, where Mercedes have locked out the front row yet again, with Charles 3rd for Ferrari.
Lewis Hamilton’s run of form continued on Sunday as he took a commanding lights-to-flag victory in the 2019 French Grand Prix, his sixth triumph in eight races this season.
Lewis converted his pole with ease on Sunday at a scorching Circuit Paul Ricard. He crossed the line 18 seconds clear of team mate Valtteri Bottas.
It was Mercedes’ eighth successive victory of 2019, and their sixth one-two, maintaining their unbeaten record.
Charles Leclerc completed the podium after a lonely race to third. Though he did give Bottas a fright in the final two laps after benefitting from a late Virtual Safety Car. This almost put the Mercedes driver under pressure.
Leclerc’s Ferrari team mate Sebastian Vettel could only finish fifth. But he did secure the fastest lap, and the bonus point that comes with it, on his final lap.
2020 French Grand Prix
Wait and see what happens with the 2020 French Grand Prix this year….
Winners Collections – 2020 French Grand Prix
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