Formula 1 heads to back to France after a 10-year hiatus this week for the eighth round of the 2018 season, the French Grand Prix.
Where: Le Castellet
Weather forecast: conditions in Le Castellet will vary over the race weekend with highs during the daytime of between 31 degrees on Friday and 27 degrees on Sunday. Friday is predicted to be mostly sunny, while Saturday will see scattered showers. Sunday is forecast to be cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Lows will hover between 19 around 17 degrees.
The circuit: Circuit Paul Ricard
Circuit length: 5.842 km
Formula 1 debut: 1971
Number of laps: 53
Race distance: 309.626 km
Lap record: N/A
Tyre allocation: Soft, supersoft, ultrasoft
Get ready for the grand revival of the #FrenchGP!
The biggest thing on our #Fit4F1 to do list at Paul Ricard is to set a whole new Lap Record! Any guesses on just how we'll be? https://t.co/4shMdSrrNj pic.twitter.com/2K8nkNCF4S
— Pirelli Motorsport (@pirellisport) June 18, 2018
Last five winners in France:
2008: Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
2007: Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
2006: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
2005: Fernando Alonso (Renault)
2004: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
Broadcast schedule (all times HK):
Friday, June 22: Practice 1: 16:55 – 18:35; Practice 2: 20:55 – 22:35
Saturday, June 23: Practice 3: 17:55 – 19:05; Qualifying: 20:30 – 22:40
Sunday, June 10: Race: 20:00 – 23:30
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