Le Castellet Circuit Guide

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Location: Le Castellet, France Circuit Length: 5.842 km Laps: 53 Lap Record: 1:34.225

Circuit Paul Ricard

Paul Ricard, opened in 1970, is no stranger to Formula 1 but, until 2018, it had not been used as a grand prix venue since Alain Prost's victory back in 1990.

The revamped circuit, which is under new ownership, has FIA Grade 1 listing but in order to achieve that it had to comply with the rules, meaning Formula 1 cars race  on the 5.8km version of the track that features a chicane on the north side of the Mistral Straight.

Ahead of the 2019 race, the pit lane entry has been relocated to the penultimate corner, while a vast majority of the track has been resurfaced with fresh asphalt.

Directions: Located approximately 40km east of Marseilles, the best way to get to Paul Ricard is by private jet. But for those of us who don't have such luxuries, many big airlines fly into Marseille Provence, approximately 65km from Paul Ricard, where one can hire a car to get to the circuit.

Factfile:

Circuit name – Circuit Paul Ricard

Location – Le Castellet

Laps – 53

Circuit Length – 5.842 km

Lap Record – 1:34.225 - V Bottas (2018)

Schedule:

Practice 1 21 Jun 2019 11:00 AM
Practice 2 21 Jun 2019 3:00 PM
Practice 3 22 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Qualifying 1 22 Jun 2019 3:00 PM
Qualifying 2 22 Jun 2019 3:25 PM
Qualifying 3 22 Jun 2019 3:48 PM
Race 23 Jun 2019 3:10 PM