F1 Returns to France and Renault are Racing!

Formula 1 returns to France for this year the second time since 2008 this weekend. France has a wonderful history from day dot of the, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile in 1904.

France was a key part in the official Formula 1 World Championship in 1950 and over the years, leading to 2008 it was a part to the calendar other than one missed race in 1955. Juan-Manuel Fangio leader of the pack in both 50 and 51, however, the 51 race caused a few ruffled feathers as he swapped cars during the race.

Reims-Gueux had facilitated those initial two Grands Prix and would hold the occasion multiple times with the last coming in 1966.

The French Grand Prix was one which attempted to locate an appropriate home. Multiple times held at Rouen-Les-Essarts (’52, ’57, ’62, ’64 and ’68), once on the shorter Bugatti circuit at Le Mans (’67) and an on-off association with different settings, including 1991 at Magny-Cours, the race at long last found a home in 2018 scene “Paul Ricard”.

Other than a couple of moderately minor changes, Magny-Cours format remained generally the equivalent over the 18 Grands Prix keep running at the circuit with one man finding the energizing blend of rapid chicanes and low speed, tight barrettes just as he would prefer.

Michael Schumacher has solid records in Belgium, Spain, Japan and Europe with six successes in every one of those occasions.

In correlation, Lewis Hamilton has coordinated this aggregate in the USA and Canada. Schumacher’s record in Canada and San Marino is fantastic with seven successes however in France, the German has eight triumphs – a record for any driver at a solitary Grand Prix.

In 2002, Schumacher secured the title in France, taking the distinctions with six rounds staying in a season where he completed first or second in each Grand Prix aside from one – third in Malaysia the main smudge on his record book.

Of the ebb and flow drivers, just four have dashed Formula One autos in France. Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel both hustled twice without triumph, yet veterans Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen both have a solitary win each to their names.

Beside Schumacher, one other team has an uncommon liking with France and explicitly the Circuit Paul Ricard – Red Bull, Adrian Newey.

In 1990 Newey touched base at the circuit knowing as of now that he was out of a vocation with the Leyton House group for the accompanying season yet the long straights of the circuit exhibited the solid streamlined vehicle.

The group once in a while tested the leaders however the idea of Paul Ricard enabled the group to hold a one-two lead be that as it may, in a style which is strangely like the 2017 circumstance at Red Bull, the motors let them down.

This year though Renault sound to be pulling out some new tricks involving an aero upgrade, believed to comprise new front wing, barge boards, floor and rearranged cooling that has allowed an enhanced airflow-accelerating coke bottle profile for the rear bodywork. It could be worth up to 0.5 seconds and potentially get Renault in the running with Red Bull.

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