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Circuit Paul Ricard is located in Le Castellet in the south of France. For all of you with private jets, you’ll be thrilled to learn there is an airport right next to the track. Those without private planes can fly into Toulon or Marseille and drive up from the coast.

One of my favourite spots to shoot from is the end of the track at turns 5 and 6. It’s also a great vantage point as you can see at least 1/3rd of the track.

If you stump up for an F1 Experiences package above pit lane, you won’t be disappointed as Paul Ricard has one of the most picturesque pit lanes with grass separating the lane from the track, similar to Silverstone.

F1 France Daniel Ricciardo

KYM'S TIP

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Head to the Bandol restaurant strip down on the coast at sunset and soak up the South of France social scene.

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Accommodation-wise, the closest hotel to the track is also the most expensive, the Hotel & Spa Du Castellet. It’s just a few hundred metres from the track entrance and many of the drivers stay there. The next closest hotel is the Grand Prix Hotel about 2 kilometres from the main entrance.

There is camping a little further away but many choose to stay on the coast and wear the sometimes lengthy drive up the mountain. I’ve stayed in the pretty coastal towns of Bandol and Sanary-sur-Mer but will wear the longer commute to Marseille this year as the city offers better accommodation options.

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ABOUT THE French

GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT

F1 has a rich racing history at Paul Ricard with grands prix being held every year from 1985 to 1990 and periodically between 1971 and 1983. F1 returned to Paul Ricard in 2018 although Covid meant that the 2020 event had to be cancelled.

Since 1971

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Number of Laps:

53

Circuit Length:

5.842KM

Race Distance:

309.69KM

Lap Record:

1:32.740

Sebastian Vettel (2019)

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French Grand Prix Results 2022

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Lewis
Hamilton

2

Max
Verstappen

1

George
Russell

3

Position Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:31.727 1:31.216 1:30.872
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:31.891 1:31.990 1:31.176
3 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:32.354 1:32.120 1:31.335
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:33.041 1:32.274 1:31.765
5 Lando Norris McLaren 1:32.672 1:32.777 1:32.032
6 George Russell Mercedes 1:33.109 1:32.633 1:32.131
7 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team 1:32.819 1:32.631 1:32.552
8 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:33.394 1:32.836 1:32.780
9 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:32.297 1:31.081
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team 1:32.756 1:32.649
11 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1:33.404 1:32.922
12 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team 1:33.346 1:33.048
13 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:33.034 1:33.052
14 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:33.285 1:33.276
15 Alexander Albon Williams 1:33.423 1:33.307
16 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:33.439
17 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:33.439
18 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo 1:33.674
19 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team 1:33.701
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:33.794
Position Driver Team Time Points
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:30:02.112 25
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +10.587 18
3 George Russell Mercedes +16.495 15
4 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +17.310 12
5 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +28.872 11
6 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team +42.879 8
7 Lando Norris McLaren +52.026 6
8 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +56.959 4
9 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +1:00.372 2
10 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +1:02.549 1
11 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +1:04.494 0
12 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1:05.448 0
13 Alexander Albon Williams +1:08.565 0
14 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +1:16.666 0
15 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team +1:20.394 0
16 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo 0
17 Nicholas Latifi Williams 0
18 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team 0
19 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 0
20 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 0