Date(s) - 09/04/2019
Circuit Paul Ricard
Circuit Paul Ricard was built by French aniseed drinks tycoon Paul Ricard in 1969 is nesstled among the picturesque hills of Le Castellet, near Marseille.
The Southern French circuit was inaugurated on 19 April 1970 and hosted 14 Formula 1 French Grand Prix before being renovated and renamed the Circuit Paul Ricard High Speed Test Track in 1999.
The 5.86km lap, which is made up of 13 varied turns and the 1.8km-long Mistral Straight – one of the longest straights in Europe – served as an effective test and development facility for many years, but was reopened to the public in 2009.
Circuit Paul Ricard hosts the opening round of the 2019 European Le Mans Series and Michelin Le Mans Cup ( seasons (12-14 April), following two days of official testing (9-10 April).