Circuit Paul Ricard

Track Calendar + Track Info

The Circuit Paul Ricard is a track located in the south of France and known for its signature "Blue-Gray-Blue" runoff area and the 1.8 mile Mistral Straight. It features a mix of long straights and challenging turns, making it a favorite amongst drivers and riders.

Upcoming Events and Sessions

Nothing on the radar. The engines are silent, the tires are cold and the asphalt is getting greener with every passing day.

Past Events

Formula 1    
July 22-24 2022
Porsche Supercup    
July 22-24 2022
W Series    
July 22-24 2022
Super Trofeo    
June 3-5 2022
GT WC Europe    
June 3-5 2022
Circuit Paul Ricard 1000Km
GT Open    
May 22 2022
European Le Mans    
April 16-17 2022
GT WC Europe    
March 7-8 2022

Paul Ricard: Interesting Facts

Nearest track of a similar category is Monaco GP (141 kilometers away).

  1. The Circuit Paul Ricard is a motorsport race track built in 1969 near Aubagne and Le Castellet in the south of France.

  2. The track is named after its previous owner, the French entrepreneur Paul Ricard.

  3. The track consists of 5 different circuit configurations, including the legendary 5.8km long Mistral Straight.

  4. Since 2018, the circuit is the permanent home of the French Grand Prix.

  5. The track has a complex network of racing lines, designed to challenge the greatest drivers in the world.

  6. The track is equipped with a revolutionary water-drip system called "Blue Line". It uses underground channels to cool the track surface and provide better grip.

  7. The track is known for its distinctive "Paul Ricard noise", a unique engine-tempo sound created by the track's long straights.

  8. The track features a 3.64 km long "Bandama" karting track, built in 1984 and named after the mountain located nearby.

  9. Inside the circuit, there is a private aviation base, opened in 1990 and used mainly by charter and VIP planes.

  10. It has also housed a motorhome park on its premises since 2016, embodying the spirit of camping and motorsport combined.

FIA Grade:  1    Length:  5842 m    Turns:  15

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