French Grand Prix. Formula One

Publication date: 18 Aug 2022

About the French Grand Prix

The French Grand Prix is a round of the Formula One World Championship. It was held from the very first season of Formula One in 1950 until 2008. In 2018, the French Grand Prix is back on the motor racing schedule.

 Official F1 website

2022 French Grand Prix

The 2022 French Grand Prix F1 took place on 24 July.

History of motor racing in France

The French Grand Prix, which took place in 1906, is the first Grand Prix in the history of motor racing. It was held near Le Mans. The length of each lap was more than 103 km.

A prize of 45,000 French francs was awarded to the winner.

The history of official F1 racing in France begins in 1950, at the Reims-Gueux circuit, in the suburb of Champagne. Manuel Fangio won the debut stage with a result of 2 hours 58 minutes.

The French Grand Prix F1 has been held at seven circuits in its rich history: Reims, Rouen, Le Mans, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon-Prenois, Magny-Cours and Paul Ricard.

Paul Ricard is the only circuit in the Formula One schedule to be equipped with an artificial watering system for the road surface.

The French Grand Prix was the 62nd in the history of Formula 1. Only Great Britain, Monaco, Italy, Belgium and Germany have hosted more races since 1950. 

Previous French Grand Prix results

The year Venue Results
2022 Circuit Paul Ricard, France Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing-Honda team)
2021 Circuit Paul Ricard, France Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing-Honda team)
2020 It was cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic 

2023 French Grand Prix

According to provisional information, the 2023 French Grand Prix will not take place in the new season.

This is due to the limited number of F1 events on the schedule (only 24 races during the year) and a reluctance to renew the contract with France, which expires at the end of the year.

Keep an eye on the dates of the F1 Grand Prix and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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