The Paul Ricard Circuit is known for its unusual design; built on a plateau, this circuit is extremely flat. It stands out with its Blue Zone, named after the black and blue painted runoff areas. The Red Zone, the deeper and more abrasive runoff area, circles the former and gives the Paul Ricard Circuit its memorable, colourful look. Historically known for its challenging track, drivers crowned victorious at Paul Ricard would in the past move on to win the World Championship as well.
The Paul Ricard Circuit hosted the French Grand Prix from its debut in 1970 until 1990, when the event was moved to Magny-Cours, where it remained until 2008. Discussions have been continuous since to bring the French Grand Prix back to Paul Ricard, and in 2016, it was announced that the Formula 1 Grand Prix would be hosted at the blue-and-red circuit once again. This marks a double momentous occasion, as it won’t only be the first race at Paul Ricard since 1990, but the first French Grand Prix since 2008.
Join us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet as the second practice session for the 2018 French Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF71H, ready to continue evaluating the ideal set-up ahead of the qualifying session and the race on Sunday.