For the fourth time running, the French GP will be held at the Circuit Paul Ricard of Le Castellet. According to Brembo technicians, the trans-Alpine track is classified as a circuit that is not very demanding on the brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it has a difficulty rating of 2, the joint lowest of the season with Silverstone.
It is a very technical track, with medium downforce and high-speed corners like Signes (turn 10), which the drivers take at full pelt and other very slow corners like Camp (turn 5) and Pont (turn 15). Starting at the front is vital to success: in the last 3 races, the poleman has always won.