French GP - Track Guide
Here's everything you need to know ahead of the Friday action in Circuit Paul Ricard, for the French GP, officially the Formula 1 Emirates Grand Prix De France 2021.
The track constructions began in 1969, and got completed a year later. Racing began in 1970, although Formula 1 started racing at the track in 1971, with Jackie Stewart winning the inaugural race in his Tyrrell 003.
Track Characteristics (as seen above)
DRS Zones: 2
Circuit Length: 5.842 km (3.630 mi)
Total Race Distance: 309.69 km (192.432 mi)
Number of Laps: 53
Lap Record: 1:32.740 (Sebastian Vettel, 2019)
Elevation: 33 m
The middle three compounds in the Formula 1 range will be used this weekend: C2 as the P Zero White hard, C3 as the P Zero Yellow medium, and C4 as the P Zero Red soft. This is the same choice as was made in 2019, when the race was last run.
Pressure and Camber info:
Minimum Starting Pressure (slicks): 21.0 psi (front), 19.5 psi (rear)
EOS Camber limit: -3.50° (front), -2.00° (rear)
More information on tyre and circuit characteristics by Pirelli:
Click here to see the full French GP weekend schedule.