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  • Prost: I have some unbelievable memories in Formula 1 21st June 2018
    Formula 1 legend Alain Prost has many great memories of racing at Le Castellet, the French race track that returns to the calendar this weekend for the first time in 28 years, but the wins are only part of the story. The retired four-times world champion, his country’s most successful racer by far, triumphed at […]
  • Inside Line: Motorsport Network who are you shilling for? 21st June 2018
    Bust! I have suggested it before that Motorsport Network (MN) is a public relations organisation dishing out press releases on behalf of the world of racing and not that I needed proof but when it falls on one’s lap then it is worth sharing. Through massive investment (in a very negative media financial climate) MN […]
  • Abiteboul: It’s a happy situation for everyone 21st June 2018
    Before Red Bull chose to ditch Renault to pursue a Formula 1 engine partnership with Honda, the French manufacturer made a last-ditch effort to convince the energy drinks outfit that they could win world championships together and after the announcement warned they would be made to regret their decision. Since then emotions are clearly back […]
  • McLaren: Whitmarsh comments ill-judged and ill-informed 20th June 2018
    McLaren have hit out at Martin Whitmarsh after the team’s former boss revealed in an interview that he was concerned about the leadership and the direction the team has taken in recent years. Whitmarsh questioned plans expansion into other series’ while their Formula 1 programme sinks to the lowest level in their illustrious history. The […]
  • Spa secures Belgian Grand Prix deal until 2021 20th June 2018
    The Belgian Grand Prix will continue at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit until at least 2021, the organisers of the race and Liberty Media announced after concluding the deal today. By extending the deal Liberty Media send a strong signal that the sport’s traditional venues will serve as the grassroots of the global series which his […]
  • Hamilton fired up for historic F1 triple-header 20th June 2018
    Formula 1 embarks on an unprecedented triple-header starting at this weekend’s French Grand Prix, returning to the calendar after a decade’s absence, and followed by back to back races in Austria and Great Britain. Le Castellet’s Paul Ricard circuit last hosted a Formula 1 race in 1990, before 10 of the current 22 drivers were […]
  • French Grand Prix Facts & Statistics 20th June 2018
    The worldwide web did not exist. The demolition of the Berlin Wall began and Channel Tunnel workers from the United Kingdom and France shook hands for the first time 40 meters (131 feet) beneath the floor of the English Channel. It was 1990, and it was the final year of the French Grand Prix at […]
  • French Grand Prix Technical Preview 20th June 2018
    The Circuit Paul Ricard – venue of the French Grand Prix weekend, Round 8 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship – provides both teams and drivers with a very different challenge to the past two races, which have been held on narrow tracks, with walls in very close proximity to the cars. That is […]
  • Jean Alesi: My F1 debut at the French Grand Prix 20th June 2018
    Jean Alesi was 25-years-old when he lined up on the grid for the French Grand Prix at Le Castellet as a Tyrrell driver, now three decades later he revealed he has a crystal clear memory of that day on 9 July 1989. On that day rookie, Alesi qualified 16th in a field of 30 entries […]
  • Formula 1 greats dominate French Grand Prix records 20th June 2018
    Formula 1 greats Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark and Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher are among those who ‘own’ the French Grand Prix record books, the historic race makes a welcome return to the world championship calendar after a decade of absence. Schumacher holds the record for the highest number of victories all grands prix […]


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