French F1 GP 2022 – How to watch, session times and more
After a week-long break after the Austrian GP, F1 is back at Circuit Paul Ricard and also returning to its traditional race weekend format after hosting the second sprint race weekend of the season. at the Red Bull Ring.
Despite losing to Charles Leclerc at Spielberg, Max Verstappen still holds a solid lead in the F1 drivers’ standings with a 38-point advantage over the Ferrari driver. His non-arrival at the Austrian GP pushed Sergio Perez down to third place, 19 points behind Leclerc.
Ferrari missed the chance to apply maximum damage to title hopefuls Red Bull and Verstappen after Carlos Sainz suffered a dramatic engine fire.
Behind the top two teams, Mercedes will be eager to maintain their recent improvements, with Hamilton fresh off three consecutive podium finishes.
Starting with the French GP, all F1 teams will receive the new Aerodynamic Oscillation Measurement (AOM) from the FIA to monitor their car’s porpoising and bouncing. All teams will need to ensure he stays within the regulatory limit which will be enforced from next month’s Belgian GP.
Pierre Gasly is one of two French drivers on the grid, along with Esteban Ocon
Photo by: Peter Fox
Full schedules for the 2022 French GP sessions
Friday, July 22, 2022
Free practice 1: 13:00-14:00 BST (14:00-15:00 local time)
Free practice 2: 4:00-5:00 p.m. BST (5:00-6:00 p.m. local time)
Saturday July 23, 2022
Free Practice 3: 12:00-13:00 BST (13:00-14:00 local time)
Qualifying: 3:00-4:00 p.m. BST (4:00-5:00 p.m. local time)
Sunday July 24, 2022
Race: 2:00 p.m. BST (3:00 p.m. local time)
How to watch Formula 1?
In the UK, Formula 1 is only shown live on Sky Sports, with highlights airing on Channel 4 several hours after the race has finished. Live streaming via NOW is also available in the UK.
Sky Sports F1, which shows F1 racing, can be added as part of Sky Sports Channels which costs £20 a month for new customers. Sky Sports can also be accessed via NOW with a one-time payment of £11.98 or a monthly subscription of £33.99 per month.
Fans wishing to watch the race for free will have to wait until Saturday afternoon (qualifying) or Sunday afternoon (race) to see the highlights on Channel 4.
Alpine will be looking forward to impress at their home grand prix
Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport footage
How to watch the French GP?
Channel: Sky Sports F1 HD and Sky Sports Main Event HD
Channel numbers – Sky: 406 and 401
Channel numbers – Blank media: 506 and 501
Sky Sports owns the exclusive live broadcast rights in the UK, with race preparation for the F1 French GP starting at 12.30pm on Sky Sports F1 and 1.55pm on Sky Sports Main Event, before lights out at 2:00 p.m.: 12:00 a.m.
When can I watch French F1 GP highlights?
Channel: Channel 4
Start time: Qualifying – 6.30pm Saturday, Race – 6.30pm Sunday
Channel 4 has the right to broadcast the highlights of qualifying and the race of the French GP.
Will the French F1 GP be on the radio?
Live radio coverage of every practice, qualifying and race of the 2022 F1 season will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live or 5 Live Sports Extra stations and via the BBC Sport website.
Coverage of the French GP will begin at 2.00pm BST on BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sounds app.
Weather forecast for the French GP
Circuit Paul Ricard is forecast for warm and sunny conditions throughout the race weekend, with a low chance of rain. Maximum temperatures of 34 degrees Celsius are predicted for the start of the race on Sunday, 13 degrees higher than the last Austrian GP.
Most F1 French GP wins
Michael Schumacher: 8 wins (1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006)
Alain Prost: 6 wins (1981, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993)
Juan Manuel Fangio: 4 wins (1950, 1951, 1954, 1957)
Nigel Mansell: 4 wins (1986, 1987, 1991, 1992)