France Grand Prix
Excludes flights & taxes
Nothing compares to the adrenaline charged excitement of Formula 1 racing. The France Grand Prix is back, and includes 3 day General Admission Tickets & more!
France Grand Prix
Synonymous with glamour, cutting-edge technology and precision teamwork, nothing compares to the adrenaline-charged excitement of Formula One racing. Delivering speed, drama and noise at every turn, few sports are more exhilarating to watch live than the Grand Prix. From the anticipation of the drivers arriving in their grid positions through each nail-biting corner and burst down the straights; to the champion claiming the chequered flag; our F1 Grand Prix tour will take you straight to the high octane motorsport action.
Today’s state-of-the-art venue may be new to younger F1 fans; but Le Castellet can trace its F1 origins back to the early 1970s; when it held the first of its 14 French Grands Prix to date.
Constructed in less than a year, and with famous drivers such as Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Henri Pescarolo consulted on its 5.8km layout, the Circuit Paul Ricard – named after its sponsor – opened in April 1970, before staging its maiden F1 race – won by Jackie Stewart from local hero Francois Cevert – the following year.
The start of the 21st century saw a rebirth under new ownership, with the transformation of the circuit into the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track. Used (as its name suggested) exclusively for testing, its multi-configuration layout proved popular with F1 teams and set new standards in safety, pioneering the use of painted run-off areas instead of traditional gravel traps.
In 2007, the Paul Ricard HTTT was designated First centre of excellence by the FIA Institute for safety in motorsport. It opened its doors to the public again in 2009 after the construction of a new grandstand and since then has hosted several major championships.