French Formula 1 Grand Prix – Dates for 2019
The French Formula 1 Grand Prix will be taking place at the Paul Ricard circuit again this summer, 20-23rd June 2019, the second event of a five-year contract bringing the sport back to Provence.
Of course, it is a memorable occasion with the world’s top F1 teams, the Patrouille de France, music, animations……but what is it like to go there?
Here’s a first-hand account from 2018. Le fils Aixcentric splashed out for a weekend pass for himself and 7-year-old son, both F1-aficionados, excited beyond words that the event was back in Provence. Continue reading here for the contributor blog post by Aixcentric.
French Formula 1 Grand Prix
The Circuit Paul Ricard race track was built in 1969 and opened for racing the following spring. Paul Ricard is a legendary name in Provence (and France) for the pastis that carries his name. A race car fan he commissioned the construction of the circuit. It was used for test cars and races until 1990. The French Formula 1 returned to Circuit Paul Ricard for the first time in 2018. As Lynne mentions in her post, there were several complaints about long lines, impossible parking and more, but the organizers have vowed there will be improvements in 2019. Read more about this race track here.