The Paul Ricard Circuit is a modern track with a unique design and top of the range facilities whiwh hosts the best of motorsport.
Renovated and modernized with Formula 1 standards, the Paul Ricard Circuit hosted for ten years sessions and official races of various international championships such as F1 World Championship, World Series by Renault FR3.5 and FR2.0, GP2 Series, but also European Le Mans Series, Blancpain Endurance Series, WEC, WTCC, International GT Open…
The Paul Ricard Circuit has one of the most longest straight lines of Europe, the Mistral straight: 1.8 km. Sport Prototypes teams choose this track solution great for real tests and prepare the famous endurance race of 24 Hours.
The others categories of motorsport are also present at the Paul Ricard track for tests and races: WTCC, historic GT cars …
43°15’07” North / 5°47’17” East
The Circuit’s facilities, the technological, design and architectural innovations make this place today a unique place for communicaiton, events, leasure in motorsport.
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
The Paul Ricard Circuit is equipped with a safety innovative system for maximal prevention. The safety of the Paul Ricard Circuit is based on control and information technologies allowing track direction, medical and rescue teams to make intervention on a record time.
These innovations are validated by the FIA and used on the new F1 circuits:
WATERING SYSTEM Ultra-refined watering system enabling rainy driving conditions to be reproduced on 64 of the circuit’s track configurations.
RUN-OFF Asphalt run-off zones replacing gravel beds. The run-offs, highlighted by the red and blue colour strips of the Blue Line™ concept, offer crucial advantages for safety through their abrasive surface which slows down vehicles going off the track.
TECPRO HIGH SPEED BARRIERS Crushable polyethylene blocks lining the safety barriers, replacing the old tyre walls. The key innovation of this system is its capacity to absorb impact energy to reduce shock to the driver.
LIGHTING SYSTEM Four-colour signaling lights (red, yellow, green and blue) enable the track management to send information to the drivers. These replace the conventional flags waved by track marshals, and enable track teams as well as drivers, to react faster.
ACO MONOBLOCK RACING DRAINS High-strength concrete/polyester gutters which ensure that the track is well drained. These gutters, which can withstand the stresses of being repeatedly driven over, provide an extra guarantee of safety for the drivers.
RESCUE TEAMS Support teams with high-speed vehicles crewed by two track marshals, who train all year round, particularly in fire control and driver extraction.
The Circuit offers 167 different track solutions (from 826 to 5,861 meters)
for the objectives of everyone in developping cars and training for competition.
The main track of the Circuit Paul Ricard could be divided in 2 tracks that can be used independantly and simultaneously.
The 5.8 km is the longest track for the majority of races and aerodynamic tests
The 3.8 km is the track for single-seaters races
The 1.8 km track is used for driving courses
DYNAMIC DRIVING CENTRE
The Dynamic Driving Centre is a wet track of 128 meters for preventive driving courses with cars and motorbike.
The Driving Center is a 1.6 km leasure track dedicated to motorsports for driving and road safety open to everyone.