Following the dramatic Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where both F1 title protagonists Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton failed to score points, Sergio Perez claimed his first victory at Red Bull.
The Mexicans celebrated Aston Martin’s virgin podium and AlphaTauri’s Pierre Guthrie with Sebastian Vettel on the podium of Bak.
Verstappen, who suffered a terrible tire puncture during the lead at the end of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, is still leading the driver by four points after Hamilton lost points in the restart from the victory battle.
Hamilton accidentally flicked the Mercedes steering wheel settings, causing the car’s brake bias to change, locking up and getting off the track in the first corner.
F1 begins with a visit to the Paul Ricard circuit at the French Grand Prix, which failed to compete in last year’s race due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and returns to a more traditional circuit for summer stretches in the European season.
Hamilton has won both French Grand Prix in Mercedes since returning to the F1 calendar in 2018, while Fernando Alonso (2005) and Kimi Raikkonen (2007) are former French Grand Prix winners on the current grid.
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Timing of the 2021 F1 French GP session
F1 will continue to implement the revised weekend schedule for 2021, shortening Friday practice sessions. Two free practice sessions, each lasting 60 minutes (rather than the previous 90-minute session), are followed by an additional practice session that runs for an hour on Saturday morning.
The Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout style qualifying formats will also be retained on Saturday afternoon to determine the grid for the French Grand Prix on Sunday.
F1 also stopped the star race 10 minutes after the 2021 season’s hour mark, with all races starting from the top of the hour.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Free practice 1: 10:30 am-11: 30am BST (11:30 am-12: 30pm local)
Free Practice 2: 2 pm to 3 pm BST (3 pm to 4 pm local)
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Free practice 3: 11:00 am-12: 00pm BST (12:00 pm-1: 00pm local)
Qualifying: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm BST (3 pm to 4:00 pm local time)
Sunday, May 5, 2021
Race: 2:00 pm BST (3:00 pm local)
How can I see the French Grand Prix?
Channel: Sky Sports F1 HD
Channel number-empty: 406
Channel Number – Virgin Media: 506 (Sky Sports F1 HD)
Sky Sports has live and exclusive rights in the UK and is preparing for the F1 race from 12:30 pm before it goes out at 2:30 pm.
Sebastian Wetter, Ferrari SF90, Pierre Guthrie, Red Bull Racing RB15, Antonio Jobinati, Alpha Romeo Racing C38, Daniel Ricciardo, Renault F1 Team RS19, Nico Hulkenberg, Renault F1 Team RS 19, and the opening Leading the rest of the field on the lap.
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When can I see the highlights?
・ Channel: Channel 4
・ Start time: Saturday qualifying 6:00 pm, Sunday race 6:30 pm
Channel 4 reserves the right to view the highlights of the French Grand Prix for Saturday qualifying and Sunday races.
Do you appear on the radio?
Live radio coverage of all practice, qualifying and racing for the 2021 F1 season is available at BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra Stations.
Coverage for the French Grand Prix will begin at 2:00 pm BST on BBC Radio 5 Live, available on both DAB Radio and the BBC Sounds app.
Do you have fans at the French Grand Prix?
The ongoing COVID-19 limit will limit the French Grand Prix to a maximum of 15,000 fans.
French Grand Prix promotion team among fans of the Grand Prix
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French GP weather forecast
Le Castellet is set in near-sunny and cloudy conditions throughout the race weekend, minimizing the possibility of rain. Weekend highs are projected to be 29 degrees Celsius. This is about 3 degrees warmer than the hottest conditions in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Most F1 French Grand Prix wins
Michael Schumacher: 8 wins (1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006)
Alain Prost: 6 wins (1981, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993)
Juan Manuel Fangio: 4 wins (1950, 1951, 1954, 1957)
Nigel Mansell: 4 wins (1986, 1987, 1991, 1992)
Jack Brabham: 3 wins (1960, 1966, 1967)
Jackie Stewart: 3 wins (1969, 1971, 1972)
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