05 March 2019 12:15
We look at seating options at the Circuit Paul Ricard.
It was a welcome return for Formula 1 when it arrived back to Le Castellet, 17 years after last hosting a race. The circuit has been transformed into a modern, multi-layout track, with exceptional technologies. In testing scenarios, they even have the ability to wet the track with a push of a button.
The nearest city is Marseille, a tourist friendly city full of accommodation and restaurants for your post-race refreshments. Crowned by the spectacular "Basilique Notre-dame de la Garde", the city sprawls down the hillside to the Old Port of Marseille, where Greek traders first found it in 600 BC; and fishermen still populate the port to this day selling their catches.
Attending for the first time? We have some suggestions:
Le Beausset offers dynamic views over a long right-hand turn with two apexes.
Le Beausset is located shortly after the cars sweep off the Mistral Straight. The long, tightening right curve allows you to see the cars dynamically turning through the corner. Seats in this stand are available from £279 per person.
A grandstand seat looking over the many turns in front of Sainte Baume.
Hospitality VIP Club Sainte Baume
New for 2019, Hospitality VIP Club Sainte Baume is based around turns 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and these turns offer drivers the chance of overtaking in the first section. Additionally, breakfast, lunch, soft drinks and rosé wine are included in the price. Prices start from £1,382 per person.
General Admission at Paul Ricard offers some spectacular views.
General Admission is also available at the circuit, with several areas around the track banked where you can view the race action. Prices start from £165 per person.
The circuit have responded to fan feedback last year, with new access routes, park and ride for 4,000 cars, car pool lanes, and circuit parking to be free of charge.
The French Grand Prix round eight of the 2019 season, taking place from 21st-23rd June. Tickets are available as a 3-day pass, and hospitality as a 2-day pass. This is an iconic race, and with prices starting from only £165, it's a great experience, timed perfectly for Father's Day.