French Grand Prix
Paul Ricard .8 July Situated in the hills behind the in the craggy hills behind Bandol, the Paul Ricard circuit is not the most hospitable place in the world, especially in July when temperatures creep into the hundreds. Added to this the fact that it is one of the fastest circuits in Formula One makes this weekend a Particularly difficult one for the drivers. The Professional spectator, however, can turn these high temperatures to his advantage. Dress code at the track of course is tee-shirts, hats and shorts. Some strategically placed sun tan cream and a store of cold beers in the coach’s fridge mitigate the effects of the blazing heat. Away from the track, a day on the beach in Marseilles or Hy&es is the obvious way to “cope” with the weather. In the cool of the evening, a stroll around Marseilles old port and Pedestrian areas before taking your seat at one Of the myriad of pavement-side restaurants, caps off the day perfectly. This Provencal area of France renowned for its cuisine especially fish where the local gastronomic delight is Bouillabaisse a hot-pot of fish soup and fish try the Royale with a whole lobster in it. Complemented by fine local white and rosé wines, the meal becomes a real dining experience.
The French Grand Prix is a hot weekend, both on and off the track.