Rapid details in advance of the French Grand Prix
As Circuit Paul Ricard carries on to existing alone in the superb sunshine and sweltering temperatures on Sunday as very well, groups and motorists require to get them selves well prepared for a complicated French Grand Prix currently in which trustworthiness and tyre administration will enjoy a critical position. F1Technical’s Balázs Szabó picks out the important details in advance of Spherical twelve of the 2022 FIA Formulation A person Earth Championship.
five.842km – The Circuit Paul Ricard observe has a size of five.842km. Motorists will require to go over a full of fifty three laps to full the total race length of 309.626km.
Slowly and gradually! – The pitlane velocity restrict is 60km/h in all classes of the race weekend. Edoardo Freitas, who will take on the position of the race director this weekend, produced a improve to the velocity restrict zone on Friday by extending the size of this zone till the genuine pit exit. Beforehand, motorists could launch the limiter at the conclude of the final garage employed by the F1 groups. The Portuguese considered that it was likely risky as driver may possibly get rid of command of the automobiles and head toward the garages that are not employed this weekend.
No offset – The begin and complete line is equivalent on the Circuit Paul Ricard.
The German – The quickest at any time race lap was recorded by Sebastian Vettel, who established the benchmark of 1m32.710 at the 2019 French Grand Prix though however driving for Ferrari.
Adjustments – A couple of modifications have been produced to the superior-tech Circuit Paul Ricard. A new gravel entice has been mounted at Transform seven though the operate-off at Transform two has been relevelled. Also, an supplemental panel has been mounted at the pit lane entry.
DRS – There will be two DRS zones at Paul Ricard. The very first zone has a detection place 75m just before Transform seven and an activation place 170m following Transform seven. The next zone has a detection place at Transform fourteen and activation 115m following Transform fifteen.
3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣! 👏Another milestone in @LewisHamilton’s epic profession so considerably – currently marks his three hundredth @F1 begin 😄 pic.twitter.com/146gi3VVla
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Staff (@MercedesAMGF1) July 24, 2022
62nd – Today’s race will be the 62nd operating of the Formulation A person French Grand Prix. The race produced its debut in the inaugural 12 months of the Formulation A person Earth Championship and only skipped the calendar in 1955 till 2008.
7 – The French Grand Prix has been held at 7 various places. Reims, Rouen, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Paul Ricard and Magny-Cours have staged a number of races though the legendary location of Le Mans has arranged a solitary celebration in 1967.
Magny-Cours – This location has hosted most French Grands Prix with eighteen races. Paul Ricard is next on this checklist with seventeen appearances on the calendar. Reims staged eleven races, Dijon held five Grands Prix, the Le Mans Bugatti circuit performed host to 1 solitary celebration, Rouen was frequented by the F1 industry on 5 events though Clermont-Ferrand held four races.
1906 – Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in organised auto racing that started in France as early as 1894. Le Mans hosted the very first-at any time motor race, way back again in 1906, the very first worldwide celebration at any time to be labelled a grand prix. Hungarian driver Ferenc Szisz, driving a Renault, gained the inaugural celebration, finishing additional than twelve hrs powering the wheel, and placing a prime velocity of 96mph.
The oldest! – The French Grand Prix, which returned to the Formulation one calendar in 2018 following a ten-12 months absence, is the oldest grand prix in the entire world.
The Italians – Ferrari is the most effective constructor in historical past of the French Grand Prix with seventeen wins adopted by Williams with 8 victories and Lotus with 7 triumphs.
The German – Michael Schumacher is the most effective driver in France. The German gained on 8 events though his closest rival Alain Prost crossed the complete line very first 6 occasions. There are 3 French Grand Prix winners entered this weekend – Fernando Alonso took victory for Renault in 2005, Lewis Hamilton gained in 2018 and 2019 though final year’s celebration was gained by Max Verstappen.
1069th – The 2022 Formulation one Grand Prix de France will be the 1069th Formulation one Grand Prix in historical past.
Fifth most frequented – With fifty nine contests due to the fact 1950, the Formulation one Grand Prix de France is amongst the oldest of the Earth Championships and logically amongst the most raced, just powering Good Britain, Italy, Monaco and Belgium.
Celebration – 7-time entire world winner Lewis Hamilton will make his three hundredth begin in Formulation A person. The Briton will be the sixth driver to attain this milestone with only Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso, Rubens Barrichello, Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button obtaining finished additional races. Hamilton is the most effective driver along with Schumacher, obtaining scored 103 wins, 103 pole positions, 186 podium finishes and 7 entire world titles.
Champions – The 34 motorists topped entire world champions due to the fact 1950 have all competed in at minimum 1 Grand Prix de France in their profession. Fourteen of them have never ever gained.
The documents – Juan Manuel Fangio retains the history for most pole posture with five. Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher both of those stood on the podium eleven occasions. Whilst Michael Schumacher retains the history for most wins with 8 triumphs, Alain Prost gathered the most consecutive victories with 3 wins.
The closest – A person next divided Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling at the chequered flag at Reims-Gueux in 1954, a feat recurring by Giancarlo Baghetti and Dan Gurney at the identical observe in 1961.