The Grand Prix de France is underway! The Paul Ricard Castellet circuit in the Var, is opening its gates to the public today for exhibition visits and various demonstrations. Serious things begin this Friday with the first free trials before Sunday’s big race.
The 60th edition of the Formula 1 Grand Prix de France opens today at Le Castellet. Lewis Hamilton, in championship form since the start of the season with Mercedes, is the favorite for this race, which made its reappearance on the F1 calendar last year. Will the Monegasque pilot Charles Leclerc do well on the Paul Ricard circuit after a difficult start to the season? The Ferrari driver is almost at home at Le Castellet where he is very appreciated by the French public. All eyes on his form as the first two free trial sessions take place on Friday. Saturday will see the third free trial session and qualifications. And at last, the race will begin on Sunday, at 3:10 pm.
An alert for fans, the race will be broadcast on TF1, while the free trial will be visible on Canal +. But, good news also, the qualifications will be broadcast on TMC, the TNT channel belonging to the TF1 group.
The full weekend schedule and where to find televised showings below:
Friday 21 June 2019: free trial 1 (11 am – 12:30pm) and free trial 2 (3 pm – 4:30 pm). Broadcast on Canal + Sport.
Saturday, June 22, 2019: free trial 3 (12 pm – 1 pm). Broadcast on Canal + Sport. Qualifications (3 pm – 4 pm). Broadcast on Canal + and TMC.
Sunday, June 23, 2019: Grand Prix de France starting at 3:10 pm. Broadcast on Canal + and TF1.
*Article originally published on the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.