15,000 people are expected for the return of the French Grand Prix. Find all the details of the event here.
Canceled in 2020 because of the Covid, the Formula 1 French Grand Prix is finally back! And as good news never comes alone, the organizers managed to open the doors of the Circuit Paul-Ricard to the public. About 15,000 people are expected from Friday June 18 to Sunday June 20. Here are all the practical information which you will need if you plan to go there.
The Grand Prix de France promises to be one of the first major events to reopen to the public, after Roland Garros for example. As such, the organizers have put up for sale 15,000 tickets for spectators: the online ticket office can be found here.
Prices range from € 49 (Friday ticket) to € 299 for the full pass (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). For the race itself (and the side events on Sunday, June 20), count € 199. A nice last minute gift for the fathers Day…
Tight health protocol requires, this year there will be no signings or opening to the public of the pit lane. On the other hand, the circuit is open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., except Sunday when it closes at 7:00 p.m. Qualifying will take place on Saturday at 3:00 p.m., while the start of the race will be given the next day at 15h00. Arrival is expected between 4.30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
On the weather side, we expect temperatures close to 30 ° C all weekend, with a chance of rain on Sunday. What to spice up the race, but also to push you to take an umbrella …
Welcoming 15,000 people despite the health situation is not done lightly. The organization of the Grand Prix de France has planned a strict protocol. First, a health pass you will be systematically asked at the entrance to the circuit. You must present proof of vaccination, or a negative result of a PCR or antigen test carried out in France within the last 48 hours. The application TousAntiCovid can collect this information for you, but paper proof will also be accepted.
On the other hand, the organization of the public areas has also been rethought. No question of moving freely: three zones of 5,000 people will be delimited according to your ticket, and no contact between them will be possible. You will also have to stay in the stands and respect social distancing. A health team will watch over the grain and gel hydroalcoolique will be made available.
If you are going to the French Grand Prix by motorbike or car, you will be entitled to a parking area. Depending on your ticket, you will be directed to one of the three zones: departure line zone, chicane zone, and Sainte-Baume zone. Find the routes here.
By train, you can go to Marseille Saint Charles, Aix en Provence, Toulon, or La Ciotat stations. By plane, the nearest airport is Toulon-Hyères, but you can also get to the circuit from Marseille-Provence or Nice-Côte d’Azur.
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