2021 F1 French Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE RESULTS (3)
PosDriverNat.TeamTime
1Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing1m31.300s
2Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m32.047s
3Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m32.195s
4Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing1m32.238s
5Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m32.266s
6Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m32.336s
7Fernando AlonsoESPAlpine F1 Team1m32.624s
8Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team1m32.681s
9Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m32.707s
10Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m32.759s
11Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m32.820s
12Antonio GiovinazziITAAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m33.017s
13Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m33.051s
14Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m33.200s
15Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m33.328s
16George RussellGBRWilliams Racing1m33.364s
17Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m33.424s
18Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m33.584s
19Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team1m34.143s
20Nikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team1m34.642s

The French Grand Prix returns to the F1 calendar following its cancellation last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the Paul Ricard Circuit hosting the seventh round of the 2021 season. 

Just four points separate Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton at the top of the drivers' championship after both drivers failed to score in Azerbaijan. This allowed Sergio Perez to claim his first victory for Red Bull ahead of Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel and AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly.

Paul Ricard has been a great circuit for Mercedes over the years as it looks to hit back following two disappointing races in Monaco and Baku. Ferrari is expected to struggle despite taking back-to-back pole positions, while Alpine will be hoping for a strong result on home soil, especially as Esteban Ocon has just signed a new three-year contract extension. 

2021 F1 calendar

Bahrain Grand Prix - March 28

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - April 18

Portuguese Grand Prix - May 2

Spanish Grand Prix - May 9

Monaco Grand Prix - May 23

Azerbaijan Grand Prix - June 6

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