Circuit Paul Ricard layout & lap record

Paul Ricard Circuit Details
Location: Le Castellet, France
Event: French Grand Prix
Used Since: 1971
Type: Closed Cricuit
 Lap Dist.: 5.842 km

Lap Record

Lap Record: 1:34.225 min
Date: 24 June 2018
F1 Driver: Valtteri Bottas
F1 Car: Mercedes W09
Speed: 223.201 km/h

Pole Record

Record Pole: 1:28.319 min
Date: 22 June 2019
F1 Driver: Lewis Hamilton
F1 car Mercedes W10
Speed: 238,128 km/h
Paul Ricard Onboard Lap

Onboard lap paul ricard circuit
Paul Ricard, France

Circuit Paul Richard F1 Layout

circuit paul ricardF1 circuit layout legenda

 

Description

 

Circuit Paul Ricard History


Lap times 1st Free Practice 2019 French F1 GP

The pit building French GP F1/2019

The circuit was built thanks to the finance of an ccentric pastis magnate who's name was Paul Ricard. Ricard wanted to experience the challenge of building a racetrack. Ricard died in 1997 and the circuit is now owned by Bernie Ecclestone.

It was built in 1969 and was first used as Formula 1 track in 1971. The circuit has been modified to make it safer. The long Mistral straight use to be 1.8 km long. But because of the death of Elio de Angelis in 1986 during testing in the Brabham BT55 the circuit was modified.

The track is known for its distinctive black and blue runoff areas known as the Blue Zone. The runoff surface consists of a mixture of asphalt and tungsten, used instead of gravel traps, as common at other circuits  A second, deeper run-off area is the Red Zone, with a more abrasive surface designed to maximise tyre grip and hence minimise braking distance, although at the cost of extreme tyre wear. The final safeguard consists of Tecpro barriers, a modern improvement on tyre barriers.

Getting to Circuit Paul Ricard


Lap times 2nd practice 2018 French F1 Grand Prix

French GP F1/2018

Circuit Paul Ricard is situated in the south of France and lays 8 km from the village Le Castelle in the Var departmenent Provence. The nearest international aiports are Marseille Provence (66 km) , Toulon Hyères (55 km) and Nice Côte d’Azur (176 km).  Le Castellet airport which is located next to the circuit is for private flights only.

By road from Marseille, the circuit can be driven to from the A50 autoroute. Take exit 11 and follow the signs for Le Beausset - Aubagne - Circuit du Castellet.  When your arriving from Toulon, take the A50 north and leave at exit 11 and follow the signs for Le Beausset - Aubagne - Circuit du Castellet. From Nice you can take the A8 towards Aix-en-Provence until you reach exit 35. Take the A52 towards Aubagne and then the A50 towards Toulon. At exit 11, follow the signs for Le Beausset - Aubagne - Circuit du Castellet.

The nearest major train stations (TGV) are at Aix-Provence (50 minutes by car to the circuit), Toulon (30 minutes by car) and Marseille St Charles (45 minutes by car).

Podiums

 

F1 Podium Winners on Paul Ricard Circuit

Year Race Date Driver Team Laps
2019 2019 French Grand Prix June 23 1th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Finland Valtteri Bottas
3th Monaco Charles Leclerc
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
2018 2018 French Grand Prix June 24 1th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Netherlands Max Verstappen
3th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Germany Mercedes
Austria Red Bull
Italy Ferrari
53
53
53
1990 1990 French Grand Prix July 8 1th France Alain Prost
2th Italy Ivan Capelli
3th Brazil Ayrton Senna
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Leyton House
United Kingdom McLaren
80
80
80
1989 1989 French Grand Prix July 9 1th France Alain Prost
2th United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
3th Italy Riccardo Patrese
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
80
80
80
1988 1988 French Grand Prix July 3 1th France Alain Prost
2th Brazil Ayrton Senna
3th Italy Michele Alboreto
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
80
80
80
1987 1987 French Grand Prix July 5 1th United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
2th Brazil Nelson Piquet
3th France Alain Prost
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
80
80
80
1986 1986 French Grand Prix July 6 1th United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
2th France Alain Prost
3th Brazil Nelson Piquet
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Williams
80
80
80
1985 1985 French Grand Prix July 7 1th Brazil Nelson Piquet
2th Finland Keke Rosberg
3th France Alain Prost
United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
53
53
53
1983 1983 French Grand Prix April 17 1th France Alain Prost
2th Brazil Nelson Piquet
3th United States Eddie Cheever
France Renault
United Kingdom Brabham
France Renault
54
54
54
1982 1982 French Grand Prix July 25 1th France René Arnoux
2th France Alain Prost
3th France Didier Pironi
France Renault
France Renault
Italy Ferrari
54
54
54
1980 1980 French Grand Prix June 29 1th Australia Alan Jones
2th France Didier Pironi
3th France Jacques Laffite
United Kingdom Williams
France Ligier
France Ligier
54
54
54
1978 1978 French Grand Prix July 2 1th United States Mario Andretti
2th Sweden Ronnie Peterson
3th United Kingdom James Hunt
United Kingdom Team Lotus
United Kingdom Team Lotus
United Kingdom McLaren
54
54
54
1976 1976 French Grand Prix July 4 1th United Kingdom James Hunt
2th France Patrick Depailler
3th United Kingdom John Watson
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United States Penske
54
54
54
1975 1975 French Grand Prix July 6 1th Austria Niki Lauda
2th United Kingdom James Hunt
3th Germany Jochen Mass
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Hesketh
United Kingdom McLaren
54
54
54
1973 1973 French Grand Prix July 1 1th Sweden Ronnie Peterson
2th France François Cevert
3th Argentina Carlos Reutemann
United Kingdom Team Lotus
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United Kingdom Brabham
54
54
54
1971 1971 French Grand Prix July 4 1th United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
2th France François Cevert
3th Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United Kingdom Tyrrell
United Kingdom Team Lotus
55
55
55

Driver Ranking

 

Driver Ranking Paul Ricard Circuit

Driver GP   1st   2nd   3rd   Pod   Pole   FL   Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 France Alain Prost 9 4 2 2 8 3 2 3.0 3.9 56
2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 6 2 1 0 3 2 2 5.7 11.2 24
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 1.0 1.0 50
4 Brazil Nelson Piquet 9 1 2 1 4 0 1 7.6 5.2 33
5 United Kingdom James Hunt 4 1 1 1 3 1 0 5.5 3.0 20
6 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 9.0 10.4 15
7 United States Mario Andretti 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 9.0 7.3 13
8 France René Arnoux 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 8.6 10.6 13
9 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 1.0 2.5 12
10 Australia Alan Jones 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 15.2 13.6 11
11 Austria Niki Lauda 7 1 0 0 1 1 1 7.1 14.3 9
12 France François Cevert 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 5.5 2.0 12
13 Brazil Ayrton Senna 6 0 1 1 2 1 0 2.2 12.5 13
14 France Didier Pironi 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 7.3 5.0 10
15 Netherlands Max Verstappen 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4.0 3.0 30
16 Finland Valtteri Bottas 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 2.0 4.5 24
17 Finland Keke Rosberg 6 0 1 0 1 1 1 13.8 8.5 13
18 France Patrick Depailler 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 9.8 12.3 7
19 Italy Ivan Capelli 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 12.8 11.0 6
20 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 9.0 5.0 21
21 Monaco Charles Leclerc 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 5.5 6.5 16
22 United Kingdom John Watson 6 0 0 1 1 1 0 10.3 12.2 7
23 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 15.0 13.3 7
24 France Jacques Laffite 8 0 0 1 1 1 0 12.6 10.8 6
25 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 5 0 0 1 1 0 1 8.4 10.4 5
26 Italy Michele Alboreto 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 10.3 10.0 5
27 Italy Riccardo Patrese 10 0 0 1 1 0 1 11.1 13.5 5
28 Germany Jochen Mass 5 0 0 1 1 0 1 17.4 12.4 4
29 United States Eddie Cheever 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 16.0 12.6 4
30 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 5.0 5.0 21
31 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.5 7.0 12
32 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.5 7.5 12
33 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 11.5 8
34 France Patrick Tambay 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 7.2 7
35 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.5 8.5 6
36 Sweden Stefan Johansson 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 9.5 5
37 Austria Gerhard Berger 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.7 13.3 5
38 Switzerland Jo Siffert 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 4.0 3
39 France Jean Alesi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.5 13.5 3
40 Brazil Carlos Pace 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.3 12.0 3
41 United Kingdom Lando Norris 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 9.0 2
42 New Zealand Chris Amon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 5.0 2
43 Italy Elio de Angelis 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.8 17.0 2
44 Italy Teo Fabi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.3 16.3 2
45 Belgium Jacky Ickx 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.3 14.3 2
46 South Africa Jody Scheckter 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.8 10.0 2
47 France Olivier Grouillard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 6.0 1
48 France Pierre Gasly 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.5 15.0 1
49 Sweden Reine Wisell 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.5 13.5 1
50 France Philippe Streiff 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.7 15.7 1
51 Italy Alessandro Nannini 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.8 17.2 1
52 Argentina Ricardo Zunino 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 24.0 0
53 Australia David Brabham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25.0 15.0 0
54 United Kingdom Peter Gethin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 9.0 0
55 France Esteban Ocon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 19.0 0
56 Brazil Raul Boesel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25.0 14.0 0
57 United States Mark Donohue 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 24.0 0
58 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 14.0 0
59 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.0 21.0 0
60 United States George Follmer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 22.0 0
61 Australia Tim Schenken 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 12.0 0
62 United Kingdom Bob Evans 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25.0 17.0 0
63 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 13.0 0
64 France Bertrand Gachot 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 13.0 0
65 Spain Adrián Campos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.0 16.0 0
66 Thailand Alexander Albon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 15.0 0
67 United Kingdom Guy Edwards 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25.0 17.0 0
68 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 14.0 0
69 United Kingdom Tony Brise 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 7.0 0
70 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 11.0 0
71 Spain Alex Soler-Roig 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.0 23.0 0
72 Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 15.0 0
73 Colombia Roberto Guerrero 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 20.0 0
74 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 16.0 0
75 Austria Harald Ertl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 29.0 27.0 0
76 Liechtenstein Rikky von Opel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25.0 15.0 0
77 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24.0 17.0 0
78 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 18.0 0
79 Italy Corrado Fabi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.0 15.0 0
80 Spain Luis Perez-Sala 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25.0 16.0 0
81 Germany Bernd Schneider 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.0 19.0 0
82 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.0 25.0 0
83 France François Mazet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.0 13.0 0
84 Italy Lella Lombardi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26.0 18.0 0
85 Spain Fernando Alonso 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 16.0 0
86 Italy Gabriele Tarquini 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.0 22.0 0
87 Poland Robert Kubica 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 18.0 0
88 United Kingdom Brian Henton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.0 10.0 0
89 Belgium Patrick Nève 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26.0 18.0 0
90 Germany Stefan Bellof 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26.0 13.0 0
91 United Kingdom John Surtees 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 8.0 0
92 France Pascal Fabre 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26.0 9.0 0
93 United States Danny Sullivan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24.0 21.0 0
94 Chile Eliseo Salazar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 24.0 0
95 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 19.0 0
96 Canada Allen Berg 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26.0 18.0 0
97 Netherlands Gijs Van Lennep 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 15.0 0
98 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 14.0 0
99 France Michel Leclère 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 13.0 0
100 Argentina Oscar Larrauri 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26.0 17.0 0

Team Ranking

 

Team Ranking Paul Ricard Circuit

Team GP   1st   2nd   3rd   Pod   Pole   FL   Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 United Kingdom McLaren 0 3 2 5 10 3 3 8.3 10.2 77
2 United Kingdom Williams 0 3 2 2 7 2 4 10.1 9.4 56
3 Italy Ferrari 0 2 1 4 7 2 4 6.6 10.6 97
4 France Renault 0 2 1 1 4 2 1 6.6 8.5 41
5 United Kingdom Team Lotus 0 2 1 1 4 1 0 11.3 12.3 38
6 Germany Mercedes 0 2 1 0 3 2 1 1.5 2.8 74
7 United Kingdom Tyrrell 0 1 3 0 4 2 1 14.5 10.5 37
8 United Kingdom Brabham 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 10.8 13.5 28
9 France Ligier 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 13.7 12.8 14
10 Austria Red Bull 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5.5 5.0 43
11 United Kingdom Leyton House 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 8.5 11.5 6
12 United Kingdom Hesketh 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 19.0 15.3 6
13 United States Penske 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 13.0 13.5 4
14 United States Haas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.5 13.5 8
15 Italy Benetton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.9 14.0 6
16 Switzerland Alfa Romeo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.6 13.7 6
17 United Kingdom BRM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.3 11.6 3
18 Italy Onyx 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 9.0 2
19 United States Parnelli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 5.0 2
20 France Matra 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.5 6.0 2
21 Switzerland Sauber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.5 11.5 1
22 United Kingdom March 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 16.3 15.9 1
23 Canada Wolf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 6.0 1
24 Germany ATS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.7 16.0 0
25 Italy Dallara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.3 20.3 0
26 Brazil Fittipaldi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.2 19.0 0
27 Germany Zakspeed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 20.9 0
28 Hong Kong Theodore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.5 15.5 0
29 France AGS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.5 18.3 0
30 United Kingdom Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 11.5 0
31 United Kingdom Wolf-Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.5 11.5 0
32 United Kingdom Arrows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.3 14.3 0
33 Italy Toro Rosso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 15.8 0
34 United Kingdom Toleman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.2 18.4 0
35 Germany Rial 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 10.0 0
36 United Kingdom Ensign 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24.3 16.0 0
37 United Kingdom Iso Marlboro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.5 18.5 0
38 United Kingdom Surtees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.3 16.1 0
39 France Martini 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 14.0 0
40 India Force India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 18.5 0
41 Italy Euro Brun 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.0 15.5 0
42 Italy Osella 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.5 19.1 0
43 United Kingdom Racing Point 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.5 12.5 0
44 France Larrousse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.3 13.6 0
45 United Kingdom Shadow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 16.2 0
46 United Kingdom RAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.5 16.5 0
47 United Kingdom Lola 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.5 19.5 0
48 Italy Minardi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.8 19.9 0


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