Promoted: The French GP is one of Europe’s fastest F1 races

The Circuit Paul Ricard stands, in its F1 configuration, at 5.842 kilometres in length – that means it’s the fifth-longest circuit on the calendar, behind Spa, Baku, Silverstone and just a sniff shorter than Sochi. But what it’s got in its back pocket is a trio of long straights, letting the drivers bother the rev limiter as they reach significant speeds.

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