After a crazy race in Baku, the next race of the F1 2021 season is not far away!
Current Driver Standings
Red Bull’s Sergio Perez claimed a surprise victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after a sprint to the finish saw Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton lock up into Turn 1 at the restart.
As a result, the Briton finished outside of the points.
Main championship rival, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, also finished out of the points following a bizarre crash which saw his left rear Pirelli tyre receive a puncture. Hamilton also finishing outside of the points negated this.
Sebastian Vettel bagged his first points of the season in Monaco and claimed the teams’ first ever F1 podium in Azerbaijan.
The German drove a solid race, running long in the first stint and saving a set of fresh tyres for the sprint finish - Vettel has moved into the top ten in the standings.
French GP Circuit Guide
The drivers will head to the Circuit Paul Ricard for the French Grand Prix.
The Circuit Paul Ricard’s even distribution of high, medium and low-speed corners is a key reason why it’s one of the most used test circuits in the world, along with the typically good weather.
Number of Laps: 53
Circuit Length: 5.842km
Race Distance: 309.69 km
Lap Record: 1:32.740 - Sebastian Vettel (2019)
French Grand Prix Weekend Timetable
Practice 1 - Friday, 18 June - 5:30-6:30am / 10:30-11:30am BST / 11:30-12:30pm CET
Practice 2 - Friday, 18 June - 9-10am ET / 2-3m BST / 3-4pm CET
Practice 3 - Saturday, 19 June - 6-7am ET / 11am-12pm BST / 12pm-1pm CET
Qualifying - Saturday, 19 June - 9-10am ET / 2-3pm BST / 3-4pm CET
Race - Sunday, 20 June - 9-11am ET / 2-4pm BST / 3-5pm CET
How to watch the French Grand Prix
Sky Sports French GP Schedule
- Practice 1 - From 10am on Friday, 18 June (Sky Sports F1 HD)
- Practice 2 - From 1:45pm on Friday, 18 June (Sky Sports F1 HD)
- Practice 3 - From 10:45am on Saturday, 19 June (Sky Sports F1 HD)
- Qualifying - From 1pm on Saturday, 19 June (Sky Sports F1 HD)
- Grand Prix Sunday - From 12:30pm (Race from 2pm) on Sunday, 20 June (Sky Sports F1 HD)
All times UK.
There will also be extended highlights of the French GP on Channel 4.
Channel 4 French GP Schedule
- Qualifying Highlights - Saturday, 19 June (time tbc)
- Grand Prix Highlights - Sunday, 20 June (time tbc)
All times UK.
In the USA, it's ESPN that will be providing comprehensive coverage of the 2021 French Grand Prix and provide races on every other circuit in the months to come.
ESPN French Schedule
- Practice 1 - Friday, 18 June - From 5:25am (ESPN 2)
- Practice 2 - Friday, 18 June - From 8:55am (ESPN U)
- Practice 3 - Saturday, 19 June - From 5:55am (ESPN 2)
- Qualifying - Saturday, 19 June - From 8:55am (ESPN 2)
- Grand Prix Sunday - Sunday, 20 June - From 7:30am (race at 9am) (ESPN)
All times Eastern.
2021 F1 Calendar
Coronavirus-related disruption means that like in 2020, we’ll see cars whizzing around tracks that don’t usually appear on the calendar.
These include Australia, USA, Brazil, and perhaps most notably, Monaco.
28 March: Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir
18 April: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Imola, Italy
2 May: Portuguese Grand Prix, Portimao
9 May: Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona
23 May: Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo
6 June: Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku
20 June: French Grand Prix, Le Castellet
27 June: Styrian Grand Prix, Spielberg
2 July: Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg
18 July: British Grand Prix, Silverstone
1 August: Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest
29 August: Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps
5 September: Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort
12 September: Italian Grand Prix, Monza
26 September: Russian Grand Prix, Sochi
3 October: Singapore Grand Prix, Marina Bay
10 October: Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka
24 October: United States Grand Prix, Austin
31 October: Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City
7 November: Brazilian Grand Prix, São Paulo
21 November: Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne
5 December: Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Jeddah
12 December: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina, UAE
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