Paul Ricard

Map o' th' course Course numb'rs
Homeport: France Wind Strength: 9
W'en t' battle: Nay thi' Challenge Wave Patt'rn: 11
Tot'l race distance: 305kms Wind Gusts: 8
'ow many Loops: 79 Ram Strength need'd: Giv' it a knock
Loop distance: 3.861 kms Passin' by: Plen'y o' room t' pass
A'erage knots: 231.3 km/h Ballast security: Only tie th' core down
'ow many previous races: 27 Food eat'n: Still Hungry
Turnin' mark'rs: 11 Sail Wear: Th' Sails gonna be shred'd
'ow long in 'n out o' dock: 19.5s Grip level: Mighty high
Course type: F1
Previous Bests
View best qualifyin' laps o' all managers
Challenge Fastest Tack Loop
S54, R2
Jul 19, 2016
Jan Pavlicek2 1:00.681s
Challenge Master
S62, R15
Jan 18, 2018
Diogo Schwinn 1:01.642s
Challenge Pro
S62, R15
Jan 18, 2018
Sidney Lima 1:02.513s
Challenge Amateur
S62, R15
Jan 19, 2018
Stefan Olofsson 1:03.803s
Challenge Rookie
S62, R15
Jan 18, 2018
Nicolás Soto 1:05.856s
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Challenge Fastest Race Loop E'er
S62, R15
Jan 19, 2018
Róbert László 1:00.090s
Challenge Master
S70, R17
Jun 21, 2019
Farcy Génel 1:01.170s
Challenge Pro
S54, R2
Jul 19, 2016
Karl-Martin Müür 1:01.853s
Challenge Amateur
S57, R17
Mar 17, 2017
Yaropolk Tirolsky 1:03.383s
Challenge Rookie
S62, R15
Jan 19, 2018
Nicolás Soto 1:04.357s
Course legend

This track was built in 1969, financed by Paul Ricard, the drinks magnate, who lived nearby. The circuit is located around 10 km north of the village of Le Castellet and had facilities which were years ahead of its time.

The track was dominated by the mile-long Mistral Straight which was followed by the flat-out Signes corner. Frenchman Patrick Tambay recorded a speed of 225 MPH down the Mistral in 1983, at the wheel of a Ferrari turbo. Despite the frightening speed, for many years this track was considered to be the safest motor racing facility in the world.

Paul Ricard held its first French Grand Prix in 1971, a race dominated by Jackie Stewart. The 1980s resulted in two popular French wins, Arnoux triumphing in 1982 and Prost the following year, both in Renaults. The track was the home of a Winfield Racing School which produced some of the best French drivers of the time, including Tambay, Pironi, and Prost.

The tragic death of Elio De Angelis in 1986 provided an excuse to move the French Grand Prix to Magny Cours, a decision which had much to do with French provincial politics and little to do with safety. Following De Angelis' death, the circuit length was cut down considerably, with additional turns added to reduce speeds.

Last used for F1 in 1990, the track was sold in May 1999 to Bernie Ecclestone following Paul Ricard's death. The circuit has since been completely rebuilt and is currently being used as an F1 test track. The track also hosts the international "Bol d'Or" motorcycle race.

Races fro' previous challenges
Challenge Boat race Victor Afore place Fastest Race Loop
1 14 Vaidotas Valiukas
1h30:32.699s
Manuel Gonzalez
2:11.926s
Manuel Gonzalez
1:06.136s
Afore Tack Standin's
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2 11 Mariano Torregomez
1h30:29.742s
Mariano Torregomez
2:11.312s
Mariano Torregomez
1:06.906s
Afore Tack Standin's
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3 5 Petar Totev
1h27:59.832s
Petar Totev
2:08.324s
Petar Totev
1:04.928s
Afore Tack Standin's
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4 12 Petar Totev1
1h29:56.086s
Petar Totev1
2:18.402s
Petar Totev1
1:04.675s
Afore Tack Standin's
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6 11 Gatis Laugalis
1h27:43.335s
Peter Helcmanovsky
2:07.170s
Cristian Iorga1
1:04.609s
Afore Tack Standin's
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7 13 Leandro Sereno
1h44:20.473s
Gatis Laugalis1
2:19.567s
Jari Aareskoski
1:16.465s
Afore Tack Standin's
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8 Alas! Test track Total test laps: 182823
Your test laps: ???
- Edvinas Pranculevicius
1:01.536s
Past testin' sessions
Sink me! Testing results
9 7 Maxim Kotov2
1h24:50.621s
Vladimir Islentiev
2:04.386s
Maxim Kotov2
1:02.018s
Afore Tack Standin's
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10 4 Vladimir Islentiev1
1h35:59.134s
Gatis Laugalis1
2:05.290s
Edijs Putniņš
1:03.112s
Afore Tack Standin's
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12 3 Jari Aareskoski
1h25:42.616s
Jari Aareskoski
2:03.244s
Jari Aareskoski
1:02.985s
Afore Tack Standin's
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15 6 Heidi Aareskoski1
1h28:11.843s
Heidi Aareskoski1
2:26.312s
Heidi Aareskoski1
1:04.262s
Afore Tack Standin's
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18 5 Vladimir Islentiev2
1h24:45.762s
Toygun Senler
2:13.644s
Laila Britāle
1:02.100s
Afore Tack Standin's
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20 13 Edvinas Pranculevicius
1h24:45.444s
Toygun Senler2
2:03.949s
Edvinas Pranculevicius
1:02.220s
Afore Tack Standin's
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23 5 Leandro Sereno2
1h35:38.776s
Edvinas Pranculevicius1
2:03.653s
Zdenek Hladik1
1:03.308s
Afore Tack Standin's
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27 5 Justinas Smyšliajevas1
1h35:18.053s
Justinas Smyšliajevas1
2:20.148s
Justinas Smyšliajevas1
1:10.935s
Afore Tack Standin's
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29 8 Atis Praudins
1h23:48.479s
Atis Praudins
2:02.608s
Atis Praudins
1:01.567s
Afore Tack Standin's
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31 14 Tomasz Kaminski
1h24:38.165s
Tomasz Kaminski
2:03.812s
Tomasz Kaminski
1:02.484s
Afore Tack Standin's
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34 2 Leandro Sereno4
1h25:04.722s
Vsevolod Demydov
2:03.621s
Vsevolod Demydov
1:02.248s
Afore Tack Standin's
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37 2 João Monteiro1
1h27:16.649s
Vsevolod Demydov
2:20.225s
João Monteiro1
1:02.611s
Afore Tack Standin's
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39 5 Paulo Pinto
1h24:37.227s
Vsevolod Demydov1
2:03.028s
Christos Bobolis
1:02.073s
Afore Tack Standin's
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41 Alas! Test track Total test laps: 1614599
Your test laps: ???
- Alexander Ilyin
1:00.606s
Past testin' sessions
Sink me! Testing results
43 6 Tomek Kiełpiński
1h24:24.414s
Ian Lynch
2:04.232s
Tomek Kiełpiński
1:02.116s
Afore Tack Standin's
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48 4 Andrian Naidenov
1h35:11.673s
Christos Bobolis
2:12.130s
Philipp Oiseau
1:03.175s
Afore Tack Standin's
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50 10 Jukka Sireni
1h24:34.896s
Roland Postle3
2:11.739s
Jukka Sireni
1:01.845s
Afore Tack Standin's
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54 2 Christos Bobolis2
1h25:02.909s
Ioannis Dimitroglou1
2:02.518s
Julien Prado
1:01.535s
Afore Tack Standin's
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57 17 Florencia Caro
1h23:55.219s
Nikolay Ivanov
2:03.772s
Florencia Caro
1:00.616s
Afore Tack Standin's
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62 15 Rafal Celejewski
1h23:08.083s
Rafal Celejewski
2:03.519s
Róbert László
1:00.090s
Afore Tack Standin's
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65 5 Martin Britain
1h23:41.392s
Martin Britain
2:12.546s
Martin Britain
1:00.809s
Afore Tack Standin's
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70 17 Gonzalo Alvarez
1h24:32.779s
Tomek Kiełpiński
2:03.292s
Róbert László2
1:00.877s
Afore Tack Standin's
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