Your Trackside Guide to the 2019 French Grand Prix

Your trackside guide to the 2019 French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard, including the full on-track schedule.

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Trackside Attractions

Head to the F1 Fanzone at Circuit Paul Ricard, which is situated behind the Main Grandstand (Ligne de Départ) on the start-finish straight, for merchandise, interactive displays and more. You’ll be able to take part in various competitions, including eSports and an F1 Pitstop challenge. Other trackside attractions include Village Sud, a replica of a French regional village (next to the F1 Fanzone), Xtrem Park (near the Le Beausset corner), with karting, mini quads, zipline and other extreme sports, and a funfair next to the chicane with various rides.


The organizers have signed up several big-name French DJs for the trackside concerts at the 2019 French Grand Prix, which take place on a stage between the Chicane and Sainte Baume:

  • Friday, June 21: DJs du Mistral (19:00-21:00)
  • Saturday, June 22: Bob Sinclair (19:00-20:30)
  • Sunday, June 23: Martin Solveig (17:30-19:00)

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On-Track Schedule

The Formula 1 action at Circuit Paul Ricard includes two 90-minute practice sessions on Friday,  a third 60-minute practice session and qualifying on Saturday followed by the main event on Sunday from 15:10.

The busy weekend schedule also features practice, qualifying and two races apiece from three support categories; FIA Formula 2, FIA Formula 3 and the Renault Clio Cup. The Formula 2 and Formula 3 races, which are full of talented young drivers competing in identical machinery, are definitely worth watching.

Please note that the event schedule is subject to change. Please check for schedule updates.

Thursday, 20 June

Gates Open   15:00
Promoter Activity Public PIt Lane Walk + Driver's Autograph Session (3-Day Ticket Holders)  16:00-18:00
F1 Experiences Exclusive Pit Lane Walk & Guided Track Tour* 18:00-19:30
Gates Close   19:00

 *Starter, Trophy,  Hero & Premier packages only

Friday, 21 June

Gates Open   07:00
FIA Formula 3 Practice Session 09:25-10:10
Formula 1 Practice Session (FP1) 11:00-12:30
FIA Formula 2 Practice Session 12:55-13:40
Formula 1 Practice Session (FP2) 15:00-16:30
FIA Formula 2 Qualifying Session 16:55-17:25
FIA Formula 3 Qualifying Session 17:50-18:20
Renault Clio Cup Practice Session 18:45-19:15
Promoter Activity DJs du Mistral Concert 19:00-21:00
Gates Close   21:30


Saturday, 22 June

Gates Open   07:00
Renault Clio Cup Qualifying Session 09:20-09:50
FIA Formula 3 Race One (20 laps) 10:30-11:15
Formula 1 Practice Session (FP3) 12:00-13:00
Renault Clio Cup Race One (25 mins + 1 lap) 13:25-13:55
Formula 1 Qualifying Session 15:00-16:00
FIA Formula 2 Race One (30 laps) 16:45-17:50
Promoter Activity Renault Parade Lap 19:30-19:45
Promoter Activity Bob Sinclair Concert 19:00-20:30
Gates Close   21:00


Sunday, 23 June

Gates Open   07:00
Renault Clio Cup Race Two (25 mins + 1 lap) 08:40-09:10
FIA Formula 3 Race Two (15 laps) 09:55-10:40
FIA Formula 2 Race Two (21 laps) 11:25-12:15
Promoter Activity Renault Parade Lap 13:00-13:10
Promoter Activity F1 Drivers' Track Parade 13:30-14:00
Promoter Activity Starting Grid Presentation 14:40-14:50
Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix de France 2018 15:10-17:10
Promoter Activity Martin Solveig Concert 17:30-19:00
Gates Close   21:00

Good to Know

  • Download the "Grand Prix de France" app for IOS or Android to have easy access to the on-track schedule, interactive circuit map, information about getting to the circuit and more.
  • Click here for a detailed circuit map.
  • Learn more about how to get to the track in 2019 French Grand Prix - Getting Around Guide
  • For things to do away from the track, take a look at the 2019 French Grand Prix Travel Guide
  • The following items are forbidden within the circuit: Weapons and sharp objects, Explosives, inflammable substances, fireworks, flares and pyrotechnics, Glassware, Fire, Animals, except guide dogs, Alcohol, Drones, Laser pointers, Any medium with commercial, political, ideological, philosophical or religious purpose or character.