French Grand Prix

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 French Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton claimed his 65th career win on Sunday at a revived Formula 1 French Grand Prix, held at the Circuit Paul Ricard located near Marseille. It's the first time in 10 years that the French race has been held. The Mercedes driver finished a full 7.0 seconds ahead of second-placed Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen. Third place went to Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen more than 25 seconds back. Hamilton took full advantage of a delayed power unit upgrade to his Mercedes, having set pole position during Saturday's qualifying and then dominating things on Sunday. Not...

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    Formula One returns to France in 2018

    The Formula One World Championship will return to France in 2018 after a 10-year hiatus. The return of the French Grand Prix was confirmed on Monday during a press conference organized by the Automobile Club de France. Organizers have managed to secure a five-year contract for the race, which will...

  • Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)
    Green light turns red for French Grand Prix

    The French parliament has scrapped the senate's earlier approval of a Formula One circuit project near Paris. It was reported this week that obstacles to a French grand prix in 2011 at Flins-sur-Seine, in the department of Yvelines, had been swept away by a government bill amendment. But although...

  • French Grand Prix canceled as French Motorsports Federation drops backing
    French Grand Prix canceled as organizer drops backing

    When the FIA released the 2009 Formula 1 calendar, the only notorious absence was the Canadian Grand Prix. Now, financial circumstances have forced the Federation Francaise du Sport Automobile (FFSA) to issue a statement dropping its support for and sponsorship of the 2009 French Grand Prix...

  • Ferrari sweeps French GP, Toyota gets first podium since 2005
    Ferrari sweeps French GP, Toyota gets first podium since 2005

    Grid penalties and mechanical setbacks were the story of this weekend’s French GP at Magny-Cours. Felipe Massa took the win after pole-sitter and race leader Kimi Raikkonnen's exhaust broke just before the midpoint, though he managed to hang on for second. Toyota driver Jarno Trulli brought...

  • French GP likely to move to Paris for 2009
    French Grand Prix likely to move to Paris for 2009

    Bernie Ecclestone insists that formula one will not be returning to Magny Cours after this year's race. The F1 chief executive told Germany's SID news agency that he is busily trying to arrange for an event in Paris so that there can be a French grand prix in 2008. "I hope we can put something...

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