Formula 1 returns to the Circuit Paul Ricard for this weekend’s 2021 French Grand Prix.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, F1 didn’t race in France last year.

Lewis Hamilton dominated the 2018 and 2019 races from pole position, and the seven-time champion will be hoping Mercedes is back on the pace after trailing Red Bull in Monaco and Baku.

 

The gap at the top of the drivers’ championship remains four points after Max Verstappen’s tyre failure in Azerbaijan.

When is the French Grand Prix?

The 2021 French Grand Prix takes place on Sunday, June 20. Cars will take to the track on Friday for practice, with FP3 and qualifying taking place on the Saturday.

Where is the French Grand Prix taking place? 

The 2021 French Grand Prix is held at the Circuit Paul Ricard.

The circuit is 5.842 km (3.630 mi) and consists of 15 corners.

Where can I watch the French Grand Prix?

All 23 races this season are being shown exclusively live on Sky Sports F1, while extended highlights will be shown on Channel 4 later in the evening.

All times are BST (British Summer Time - UK Time)

FRIDAY - JUNE 18

LIVE F1 PRACTICE 1 - (Sky Sports F1) - 1000

LIVE F1 PRACTICE 2 - (Sky Sports F1) - 1345

SATURDAY - JUNE 19

LIVE F1 PRACTICE 3 - (Sky Sports F1) - 1045

LIVE F1 QUALIFYING - (Sky Sports F1) - 1300

TED’S QUALIFYING NOTEBOOK - (Sky Sports F1) - 1700

F1 QUALIFYING HIGHLIGHTS - (Channel 4) - 1800

SUNDAY - JUNE 20

LIVE F1 FRENCH GRAND PRIX - Grand Prix Sunday (Sky Sports F1) - 1230

LIVE F1 FRENCH GRAND PRIX - Race (Sky Sports F1) - 1400

LIVE F1 FRENCH GRAND PRIX - Chequered Flag (Sky Sports F1) - 1600

TED’S RACE NOTEBOOK - (Sky Sports F1) - 1700

F1 FRENCH GRAND PRIX HIGHLIGHTS (Channel 4) - 1830

How else can I follow the French Grand Prix? 

Besides TV coverage, Crash.net will be providing live text commentary of every practice, qualifying and race session in 2021.

Follow @CRASH_NET_F1 for the latest F1 news, analysis and paddock reaction.

Recent French GP winners

2019 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2018 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2008 - Felipe Massa (Ferrari)

2007 - Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)

2006 - Fernando Alonso (Renault) 

Remainder of the 2021 F1 Calendar

French Grand Prix - June 20

Styrian Grand Prix - June 27

Austrian Grand Prix - July 4

British Grand Prix - July 18

Hungarian Grand Prix - August 1

Belgian Grand Prix - August 29

Dutch Grand Prix - September 5

Italian Grand Prix - September 12

Russian Grand Prix - September 26

Japanese Grand Prix - October 10

United States Grand Prix - October 24

Mexican Grand Prix - October 31

Brazilian Grand Prix - November 7

Australian Grand Prix - November 21

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - December 5

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - December 12