FROM 11 TO 13 JUNE 2021
THE FRENCH HISTORIC GRAND PRIX
ARRIVES AT THE PAUL RICARD CIRCUIT
FRENCH HISTORIC GRAND PRIX: BRINGING THE PAST INTO THE PRESENT
The Formula 1 French Grand Prix has taken a look in its rearview mirror at the richness of its past and is bringing it into the present. This summer, as a prelude to the “modern” F1 Grand Prix, the French Historic Grand Prix will be responsible for bringing vast swathes of this heritage back to life under the aegis of the FFSA and its sponsor HVM Racing. This will be ensured in the most exceptional way possible: by offering the public of the Paul Ricard circuit the opportunity to discover on the track – and especially in the races – countless Grand Prix cars that symbolise the history of Formula 1 from the 1950s to the dawn of the 2000s.
The French Historic Grand Prix, the third of the name, will also showcase the many other categories of single-seaters that were how so many future Formula 1 champions took their first steps. From Formula Junior to Formula 2, Formula 3, Formula Renault and Formula Ford, none will be forgotten over the weekend. In addition, there will be other races, as hotly contested and undecided as they may have been at the time, notably those hosting the Sport-Protos of the 60s and 70s or the even more recent 24 Hours of Le Mans prototype category brought together by the Masters Endurance Legends series. What we have is an unprecedented programme on the Paul Ricard circuit. Can you think of a more delicious starter to lead us into the next F1 French Grand Prix?
70: the number of former F1 cars expected in the race
300: the total number of historic race cars in action
+ 200: the total number of single-seaters on the track
20: the number of countries the drivers hail from
21: the number of races scheduled during the weekend
12: the number of different stages