Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc has secured pole position and is set to start the race from P1 – here are the final predictions

The French GP is one of the oldest motor races in the world as well as the first “Grand Prix”. It ceased shortly after its centenary in 2008 with 86 races having been held, due to unfavorable financial circumstances and venues. The race returned to the Formula One calendar in 2018 with Circuit Paul Ricard hosting the race.

Leclerc, Verstappen and Perez will start today’s race from P1, P2 and P3 positions on the grid respectively.

French GP 2022 Preview and Track

The Circuit Paul Ricard track was built in 1969 at Le Castellet, Var, near Marseille, with finance from pastis magnate Paul Ricard. Ricard wanted to experience the challenge of building a racetrack. The circuit has hosted the FIA Formula One French Grand Prix since 2018, having previously hosted it intermittently from 1971 to 1983, and every year from 1985 to 1990.

The track is characterized by its 1.8 km (1.1 mi) long Mistral straight and elongated track design. The track is also unusual in that it is built on a plateau – it is very flat. It spans a total length of 5.842 km, comprising 15 turns. It is an FIA Grade 1 licensed circuit.

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French GP 2022: Final Predictions, Preview and where to watch 3

The record for the most number of wins at the French GP is held by Michael Schumacher – 8 wins. Ferrari is the most successful constructor with 17 wins. Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel has the fastest lap record at the circuit – registering a timing of 1:32.740, driving for Ferrari in 2019.

French GP 2022 Live stream details

In the United States, fans can catch the action on the ESPN Network. Viewers in the UK can watch every session from the start of the first practice session to the end of the race on Sky Sports. In India, the qualifying session and main race will be broadcast live on Star Sports. All practice sessions, qualifying sessions and the main race can be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.

French GP 2022 Final Predictions

Another intense Verstappen – Leclerc duel is on the cards at the French GP. The Ferrari driver has to step up and push for a win if he has to cover the gap at the top of the drivers’ championship. The ever-consistent Sergio Perez and George Russell are certainly in contention for a podium finish along with Lando Norris.

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All eyes will also certainly be on Lewis Hamilton, who is back in form with three consecutive podium finishes.

P1 for Max Verstappen, P2 for Charles Leclerc and P3 for Sergio Perez is our prediction for the race in France.

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