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All you need to know for French Grand Prix 2019

Not long now until French Grand Prix race as Lewis Hamilton looks to further extend his lead after winning the Canadian GP due to Sebastian Vettel’s five-second time penalty.

The French GP was introduced back to F1 calendar last year after 10 years of not being included. Hamilton won that year with Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen finishing second and third, respectively.

Mercedes come into this race with a 121-point lead over Ferrari in the F1 constructors standings and 170-point lead over Red Bull.

Sportsmail provide you with everything you need to know for French Grand Prix 2019 including date, time and channel plus circuit overview, winners and odds.

When is it?
The eighth Grand Prix race of 2019 F1 season takes place on Sunday, June 23.

What time is it?
UK viewers will able to watch French Grand Prix live from 2:10pm until 4:10pm BST.

How can I watch the French Grand Prix?
UK viewers will be able to watch live on Sky Sports F1 or NOWTV from 12:30pm BST.

You can also watch highlights on Sunday at a later time on Channel 4.

French Grand Prix Schedule (BST):
Practice 1 – Friday, June 21

UK time: 10am to 11:30am
Practice 2 – Friday, June 21

UK time: 2pm to 3:30pm
Practice 3 – Saturday, June 22

UK time: 11am to 12pm
Qualifying – Saturday, June 22

UK time: 2pm to 3pm
The Race – Sunday, June 23

UK time: 2:10pm to 4:10pm
French Grand Prix Circuit
The race takes place on Paul Ricard circuit which was used for first last year before after the French Grand Prix made it back on the F1 calendar for the first time since 2008.

The circuit itself prior to 2018 hadn’t been used since 1990 before it was moves to Magny-Cours for the next 17 years in an attempt to stimulate the areas economic growth.

Circuit Facts:

Circuit Length: 3.6mi/5.8km
Laps: 53
Race Distance: 192.4mi/309.7km
Tyre compounds used: Hard/Medium/Soft
Lap record: 1 minute 34.2251 seconds set by Valtteri Bottas (2018)

French Grand Prix Odds
French Grand Prix Winner

Lewis Hamilton – 10/11
Valtteri Bottas – 5/2
Sebastian Vettel – 4/1
Charles Leclerc – 9/2
Max Verstappen – 20/1
*Odds courtesy of Oddschecker

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