BARCELONA, Spain – Pirelli will be title sponsor of the Formula 1 Grand Prix de France for the second consecutive year.
The eighth round of the FIA Formula One World Championship will be held at Circuit Paul Ricard from June 21-23.
Pirelli has been Formula One’s global tire partner since 2011 and – following the contract renewal announced last year – will retain this status until at least the end of 2023. The Italian firm’s history in Formula One dates back much further, to the very first race in World Championship history, back in 1950.
“Traditionally, Pirelli has taken title sponsorships of two grands prix every year as global tire partner of Formula One, underlining its role in the sport as a genuine partner rather than just a supplier,” said Giovanni Tronchetti Provera, Senior Vice President, Prestige and Motorsport. “France has always been a key market for Pirelli, not only as a traditional heartland for motorsport in Europe, but also as part of Pirelli’s own rich history: the first major international victory for the Milan-based firm was the 1907 Peking to Paris road race, more than 110 years ago.”
For this year’s race at Circuit Paul Ricard, which features a long straight as well as a wide variety of technical corners, Pirelli has nominated the C2, C3 and C4 compounds as the White hard, Yellow medium, and Red soft choices respectively. Pirelli is additionally the exclusive tyre supplier for Formula Two and Formula Three, which will take place during the same weekend.