2019 Formula 1 French Grand Prix

What time is the French Grand Prix? Track and TV schedule, plus location details for the 2019 Formula 1 French Grand Prix

2019 French Grand Prix location Paul Ricard circuit

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This year's French Grand Prix returns to the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, near Marseille.  Formula 1 returned to the track last year after a break of 18 years, and it provided the backdrop for another dominant Mercedes victory by Lewis Hamilton, and first lap drama thanks to Sebastian Vettel's Turn 1 lock-up, which sent him skidding into Valtteri Bottas, puncturing the Finn's Mercedes, and leaving the Ferrari in need of a new nosecone.

Hamilton will arrive at the circuit, which features distinctive blue and red painted stripes on its run-off areas, with a 29-point lead over team-mate Bottas in the driver's championship, and an enormous 62 point cushion over third-placed Vettel.

Scroll down for full details of the race weekend schedule and how to watch the race live on TV.

2018 French Grand Prix race report


Track: Circuit Paul Ricard

Length: 3.630 (miles)

Type: Permanent road course

Fastest race lap:
Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Benz F1 W09 EQ Power+), 1min 34.225sec, 138.689 mph
F1, 2018

Fastest qualifying lap:
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz F1 W09 EQ Power+), 1min 30.029sec, 145.154 mph
F1, 2018


French Grand Prix schedule

Practice times

Friday 21 June

FP1: 10:00-11:30

FP2: 14:00-15:30

Saturday 22 June

FP3: 11:00-12:00

Qualifying start time

Saturday 22 June

Qualifying: 14:00-15:00


Grand Prix start time

Sunday 24 June

Race: 14:10-16:10

All times GMT


How to watch the French Grand Prix

French Grand Prix on TV: UK coverage

Live coverage on Sky Sports F1 (requires subscription)
Pre-session coverage still to be confirmed.

Friday 21 June

FP1: 10:00

FP2: 14:00

Saturday 22 June

FP3: 11:00

Qualifying: 14:00

Sunday 23 June

Race: 14:10


French Grand Prix on Channel 4

Qualifying and race highlights

Saturday 22 June

Qualifying highlights: tbc

Sunday 23 June

Race highlights: tbc


French Grand Prix streaming in the UK

Sky Sports F1 streaming with Now TV (requires subscriprion)


October 2019
Brawn Supremacy



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