After a 10 year absence, the French Grand Prix makes its return to the Formula 1 schedule. In 2018, the race will be held on June 24th at 4:10 PM local time on the Circuit Paul Ricard. The practice rounds for this race will be held on Friday the 22nd, and Saturday the 23rd. This race is sure to be an interesting one. The track hosted its last Formula 1 race in 1990. Of course, many things have changed since then. There are several coverage options for this race. If you are traveling or want to watch international coverage, you will need a VPN.
Organizers of the first French Grand Prix held the event in 1906. Despite the fact it is one of the oldest in the world, the last one was held in 2008. However, the Circuit Paul Ricard announced in 2016 that the French Grand Prix would be on the schedule again in the 2018 season. The Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours hosted the race for the 2008 event. However, the Circuit Paul Ricard hosts the 2018 version.
Opened in 1970, this course is a crowd favorite. That is partially because of the many different types of races held there. Those include motorcycle, Semi trucks, Afterwork racing (with normal cars), FRC (Fun Racing Cars), and more. That is why many fans of the circuit are glad to see the historic race return.
This course has a length of 3.63 miles and that includes 15 turns. It can seat over 90,000 spectators and has many modern conveniences you might now expect. It also has some important safety features that add to the circuit’s greatness. If you can see this race live, we suggest doing so.
Here is the racing schedule for the rest of the year.
|1||Australian Grand Prix||March 25||1:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|2||Bahrain Grand Prix||April 8||11:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|3||Chinese Grand Prix||April 15||2:00am ET||ESPN2||Ricciardo|
|4||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||April 29||8:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|5||Spanish Grand Prix||May 13||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|6||Monaco Grand Prix||May 27||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Ricciardo|
|7||Canadian Grand Prix||June 10||2:00pm ET||ESPN||Vettel|
|8||French Grand Prix||June 24||10:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|9||Austrian Grand Prix||July 1||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Verstappen|
|10||British Grand Prix||July 8||9:00am ET||ESPN||Vettel|
|11||German Grand Prix||July 22||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|12||Hungarian Grand Prix||July 29||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|13||Belgian Grand Prix||August 26||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|14||Italian Grand Prix||September 2||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|15||Singapore Grand Prix||September 16||8:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|16||Russian Grand Prix||September 30||7:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|17||Japanese Grand Prix||October 7||1:00am ET||ESPN2|
|18||United States Grand Prix||October 21||2:00pm ET||ABC|
|19||Mexican Grand Prix||October 28||3:00pm ET||ABC|
|20||Brazilian Grand Prix||November 11||12:00am ET||ESPN2|
|21||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||November 25||8:00am ET||ESPN2|
With the popularity of Formula One, a few broadcasters will be televising the race. Below, we have compiled a list of some of the biggest ones. Some of these are free, and others are not. We advise you to check specifics before race day. To see the coverage you want to see, simply connect to a VPN in the region so you can enjoy it.
|Croatia||MAXtv To Go||Yes||Croatian|
|Japan||Fuji TV Next||Yes||Japanese|
|Spain||Antena 3 / Esport 3||Yes||Spanish|
|United Kingdom||Channel 4||No||English|
|United States||ESPN Play||Yes||English|
Tune in to see who will come out on top this year. Will Hamilton dominate this course like he does with others, or will someone else show their dominance? Catch all the action by watching the world coverage of the French Grand Prix. If your friends also enjoy open wheel racing, you will want to share this with them so they may enjoy as well. Follow us @VPNFan for the latest VPN reviews and good deals from leading VPN providers.