Circuit Paul Ricard
F1 track action starts on Friday at Paul Ricard with two, 1-hour free practice sessions (FP1 & FP2) for teams to find the perfect setup.
Free practice 3 (FP3) takes place on Saturday afternoon, building up to qualifying; a 3-part session where lap times decide starting positions for the Grand Prix on Sunday.
|Friday||First Practice||14:00 - 15:00|
|Second Practice||17:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday||Third Practice||13:00 - 14:00|
|Qualifying||16:00 - 17:00|
|Sunday||Grand Prix (53 laps or 120 minutes)*||15:00 - 17:00|
*An F1 race has a maximum time of 2 hours, but can run for up to 3 hours if there are red flags. Jump to full timetable.
This is your chance to snoop around the world’s most expensive garages with a salivating up-close look at some glorious F1 tech.
For all 3 day ticket holders a pit lane walk is planned for Thursday from 4pm to 6pm (circuit opens from 3pm to 7pm).
Paddock Club Pit lane walks at the French GP are scheduled for 30 minute slots at 12:30pm and 8:05pm on Friday; 11:50am and 6:55pm on Saturday and 12:55pm on Sunday.
This is when the grandstands really start to fill up. 2 hours before lights out, drivers warm-up for the race by waving at fans and answering questions. Last chance photo op before the helmets go on.
The driver’s parade at the French GP is from 1:00pm-1:30pm on Sunday.
A good chance to see the star drivers of the future. F2, the feeder series to F1 has seen many well-known names pass through its ranks. The single-seater cars have an identical chassis, engine and tyres which means it’s all about driver skill and the racing is close.
On Friday the F2 action starts with a 45-minute practice session in the morning and a 30-minute qualifying in the afternoon. The Sprint Race is on Saturday and the Feature Race on Sunday.
W Series is an all female racing series that aims to popularise motorsports for women and girls. By doing so it hopes to provide a launchpad for higher tiers of motorsport including ultimately, F1. The emphasis is on driver skill and so all cars use an identical chassis and engine which are comparable to Formula 3 cars.
Actions gets underway on Friday with practice and qualifying. The 30 minute race takes place on Saturday afternoon.
The long-term support act for F1, Porche Supercup is a one-make racing series that accompanies most of the European F1 races and some of the long hauls too.
The schedule for France sees a 45-minute practice session on Friday, a 30-minute qualifying session on Saturday and a 30-minute race on Sunday.
|Friday||07:00 - 22:00|
|Saturday||07:00 - 21:00|
|Sunday||07:00 - 21:00|
|FRIDAY 22nd JULY||Local time|
|Formula 1||F1 Driver & Media Activity||10:30 - 12:30|
|W Series||Practice Session||10:40 - 11:10|
|FIA Formula 2||Practice Session||11:35 - 12:20|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||12:30 - 13:00|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||12:30 - 13:30|
|FIA||F1 Car Presentation||12:30 - 13:30|
|FORMULA 1||FIRST PRACTICE SESSION||14:00 - 15:00|
|Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup||Practice Session||15:30 - 16:15|
|FORMULA 1||SECOND PRACTICE SESSION||17:00 - 18:00|
|FIA Formula 2||Qualifying Session||18:30 - 19:00|
|W Series||Qualifying Session||19:25 - 19:55|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||20:05 - 20:35|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||20:05 - 20:35|
|FIA Formula 2||Press Conference||20:30 - 21:00|
|SATURDAY 23rd JULY|
|FORMULA 1||Teams Press Conference||10:30 - 11:30|
|Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup||Qualifying Session||11:10 - 11:40|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||11:50 - 12:30|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||11:50 - 12:30|
|FORMULA 1||THIRD PRACTICE SESSION||13:00 - 14:00|
|W Series||Race (30 Mins +1 Lap)||14:50 - 15:25|
|FORMULA 1||QUALIFYING SESSION||16:00 - 17:00|
|Formula 1||Press Conference||17:00 - 18:00|
|FIA Formula 2||Sprint Race (21 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)||17:55 - 18:45|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||18:55 - 19:25|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||18:55 - 19:25|
|FIA Formula 2||Press Conference||19:05 - 19:35|
|F1 Experiences||F1 Experiences Champions Club Grid Walk & Trophy Photo|
|SUNDAY 24th JULY|
|FIA Formula 2||Feature Race (30 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)||10:00 - 11:05|
|FIA Formula 2||Press Conference||11:25 - 11:55|
|Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup||Race (13 Laps or 30 Mins)||11:45 - 12:20|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||12:55 - 13:25|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||12:55 - 13:55|
|Formula 1||Drivers' Parade||13:00 - 13:30|
|Formula 1||National Anthem||14:44 - 14:46|
|FORMULA 1||GRAND PRIX (53 LAPS OR 120 MINS)||15:00 - 17:00|
All start times in this timetable and other schedules on this page are in the local timezone at the track. Times are subject to change.
I’m Danny, an incurable Formula 1 fan for over 30 years and founder of The F1 Spectator. My aim is to inform and inspire, arming you with helpful tips and advice for your next F1 trip.