French Grand Prix - Betting Odds, Event Details, History and Records

Date: Not scheduled for 2024
Contest: F1
Location: Circuit Paul Ricard, Marseille

France and motor racing have had a great history as the country was among the earliest venues to embrace motor racing. Originating in 1894, the French Grand Prix is one of France's most iconic and historic sporting events.

The Iconic Race in France - The Grand Prix - Bet on Formula 1.History:

French Grand Prix holds the honor of being the first-ever Grand Prix in the history of automobile racing. It was among the earliest Racing car competitions, as the inaugural edition of the French GP was held on 26th June 1906. The historic Grand Prix was stopped after the 2008 edition due to logistical challenges and financial issues. Later the Grand Prix returned to the Formula One Calendar in 2018. Until now, 90 editions of the Grand Prix de France have been held.

Circuit and Location:

Over the years, French Grand Prix has been hosted at 16 circuits, which makes it the Grand Prix with the second most number of venues. However, since its return in 2018, Circuit Paul Ricard has served as its permanent venue.

Circuit Paul Ricard is located near Marseille and has a total length of 5.842km. This makes him one of the longer Grand Prix circuits. In total, there are 53 laps in the French Grand Prix, which make the total length of the French Grand Prix 309.690 km.

Fastest Lap:

The record for the Fastest Lap at the French Grand Prix belongs to the Spanish racing car driver Carlos Sainz Jr. who managed a lap in 1:35.781 while driving for Ferrari's racing division.

Past Winners:

Michael Schumacher:
The all-time Great and 7-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher holds the record for winning the French Grand Prix most often. He won a total of 8 French Grand Prix titles as he recorded victories at the French circuits in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2006.

Alain Prost:

Alain Prost was an iconic French Racing car driver with multiple honours and achievements next to his name. Prior to Michael Schumacher going past him, Prost held the record for most Grand Prix victories. He was a four-time World Champion and won the French Grand Prix six times. His victories came in 1981, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1993.

Louis Chiron:

Louis Chiron was among the earliest winners of the French Grand Prix, as his 5 victories came in 1931, 1934, 1937, 1947, and 1949.

Recent Winners - Sir Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen:

Since its return in 2018, Sir Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have won at the French Grand Prix. Hamilton won two back-to-back races in 2018 and 2019 while racing for the Mercedes team, while Verstappen won the most recent two French GPs in 2021 and 2022 while racing for the Red Bull Racing Team.


Among Constructors, Ferrari leads the charts with 17 wins. Williams has won 8 times at the French GP, while Lotus and Mercedes have won 7 times each. Red Bull has won the last two races at the French GP.


Among Engine manufacturers, Ferrari once again leads the charts with 17 wins. Ford and Renault have won 11 races each, while Mercedes' engines won the French GP 8 times.

French Grand Prix in the 2023 F1 Calendar:

The 2023 Formula One Calendar dropped the French Grand Prix as Qatar GP made its return. In total, 24 races are scheduled in the 2023 F1 Calendar.

Hopefully, Fans will see the return of the French Grand Prix at the 2024 Formula One championship.


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