The French Grand Prix will return to the Formula 1 Calendar in June 2018 after an absence of 10 years.
Le Castellet can trace its F1 origins back to the early 1970s, when it held the first of its 14 French Grands Prix to date.
Constructed in less than a year, and with famous drivers such as Jean Pierre Beltoise and Henri Pescarolo consulted on its 5.8km layout, the Circuit Paul Ricard – named after its sponsor – opened in April 1970, before staging its maiden F1 race – won by Jackie Stewart from local hero Francois Cevert – the following year.
The track would prove a happy hunting ground for French drivers, with Rene Arnoux winning in 1982 and Alain Prost triumphing no less than four times, including the last Grand Prix at the venue in 1990, by which time it was deemed outdated for F1 purposes.
However, under new ownership, in 2016 a deal was struck to return the French Grand Prix to the track, and prior to its 2018 revival numerous modifications have been made to both the circuit and its setting to ensure a suitably stern challenge for the drivers and an equally thrilling spectacle for race fans.
Airport transfers to Le Castellet:
Ruby Services can provide airport transfers from Nice, Toulon or Marseilles airports to Le Castellet and meet any other transport requirements for attending the French Grand Prix.