F1 Race in Paul Ricard 2021

Updated: Sep 26, 2021

Formula-1 is back to France, after one year stop!

Red Bull Racing - Max Versatappen Pole in France 2021
Red Bull Racing - Max Versatappen Pole in France 2021

Back to Circuit Paul Ricard

Formula-1 is back to Circuit Paul Ricard for today's race, last year due to the Pandemic caused by the Covid-19, the race was cancelled. This is a French motorsport race track built in 1969 at Le Castellet, Var, near Marseille, with finance from pastis magnate Paul Ricard.

Last Race in France 2019

In 2019 Lewis Hamilton won the race, starting in the Pole with his teammate Valtteri Bottas in second, he led the race from back to end, no chances for the other competitors. It was a Mercedes 1-2 that weekend.

The Ferraris had Leclerc finishing in 3rd and Vettel in 5th, just behind Max Verstappen, who finished in 4th.

In 6th, Carlos Sainz, doing a good job with his McLaren at that time.

Finishing in 7th was Daniel Riccardo, ahead of Raikkonnen in 8th.

Completing the top 10, Nico Hulkenberg in 9th and Lando Norris in 10th.

At the end, Sebastian Vettel got the extra 1 point for the 2019 DHL Fastest Lap Award, taking it out from Lewis.

Please, click here to see the final result of the French GP 2019 and invite you to watch the resume of the race on the link below:

French GP 2019 Race Highlights video

France 2019 GP - Race Start
France 2019 GP - Race Start

What to expect from France GP 2021?

Max Verstappen starts from the Pole, he is taking everything out from his RB16B car and will have Hamilton starting in second, just behind the Dutch driver.

Bottas will start in third, ahead of the other Red Bull of Sergio Pérez in fourth.

In fifth will start Carlos Sainz, he did an excellent job to place his Ferrari just ahead of Pierre Gasly in sixth with his AlphaTauri, the French driver seems that will deliver a consistent performance during the race. The other Ferrari of Charles Leclerc will start in seventh, ahead of Lando Norris in eighth, the British driver did well to put his McLaren just ahead of Alonso, who will start in ninth with his Alpine, ahead of the other McLaren Driver, Daniel Riccardo in tenth.

I believe the race will be intense at the front roll, the Mercedes and Red Bull cars, will probably be fighting from beginning to end, the result can be unpredictable and it is nice to watch a good fight for the Driver's Championship.

We hope to see a good race in France.

2021 French Grand Prix, Saturday – Jiri Krenek for Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd.
2021 French Grand Prix, Saturday – Jiri Krenek for Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd.

Schedule for the Grand Prix

Race will light out today, June 20th, 2021 at 3:00 pm local time, 10:00am Brasilia time or 03:00pm Rome and Amsterdam time, or 02:00pm London time, or 09:00pm Taipei time. Let us watch the race in France!

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