If there is one emblematic race in the field of the automobile sport, it is the Formula 1 Grand Prix. The circuit Paul Ricard had the privilege, 16 times, to host the annual edition of the Great Price of France. 14 of these races took place from 1971 to 1990, thus allowing the visibility of the course of Provence on an international scale. Besides, it is on this circuit that the quadruple world champion of Formula 1 Alain Prost won 4 times (in particular with the Alpine of Renault, with McLaren-Honda and with Ferrari). Renovated in 2002, the track was accredited by the International Automobile Federation in 2006.
But the Formula 1 Grand Prix is far from being the only event on the circuit. The track has, among other things, hosted in 2019 the Grand Prix of the Truck French Championship. This event, as original as it is fascinating, puts enormous cars in competition with pilots whose profiles will surprise you! Truck racing is a passion passed down from father to son, so there is no age to get behind the wheel!
Two-wheeler enthusiasts will not be left on the side-lines. Since 1980, the Circuit Paul Ricard has organized the Bol d’Or, an endurance motorcycle competition. This now century-old race is a benchmark in the motorcycle world, as it is renowned for being the first 24-hour race in the world. On the circuit of Castellet, there are as many races as spectators!