Race & Circuit Information
2019 Information - Timetable
|Practice 1 - Friday||11:00||10:00||11:00|
|Practice 2 - Friday||15:00||14:00||15:00|
|Practice 3 - Saturday||12:00||11:00||12:00|
|Qualifying - Saturday||15:00||14:00||15:00|
|Race - Sunday||15:10||14:10||15:10|
|Circuit Length||5.842 km|
|Race Distance||309.63 km|
|Record Holder||HAM (2018)|
|Distance from Pole to First Braking Zone||385.72m|
|Pit Lane Length Under Speed Limit Control||327.5m|
|Pit Lane Time at 60 km/h||19.65s|
|Number of Corners||15 (6 Left / 9 Right)|
|Highest Lateral G||4.3 (T11)|
|% of Lap/Lap Distance at Full Throttle||60% / 71%|
|Braking Events||6 (2 Heavy)|
|Track Evolution (P1-Qualifying)||Medium|
|Tyre Compounds 2019||Soft, Medium, Hard|
|DRS Zones||T7-8 / T15-1|
|Key Overtaking Opportunities||T1 / T8|
Mercedes-Benz at the French Grand Prix
The 5.861 km Circuit Paul Ricard may be new to many Formula One fans, but it has a long history with the sport, having hosted the French Grand Prix 14 times between 1971 and 1990.
Located near Marseille in France, the track was renowned for being one of the most innovative and safe facilities around when it was opened back in 1970, before staging its first F1 race the following season.
F1 moved to the Magny-Cours track from 1991 onwards, before the race was dropped from the calendar following the 2008 event. It returned to the F1 schedule for 2018, 10 years after the last French GP, returning to Paul Ricard once again.
Before rejoining the calendar, the track had been used extensively as a test track – in part thanks to its multi-configuration layout, expansive run-off areas and varying corner types.
|Mercedes F1||Mercedes-Benz Power|
|Front Row Starts||4||7|