Grand Prix de France stats:
1953 – The 1953 French GP was the stage of the first British win in Formula 1, recorded by Mike Hawthorn. Britain is now the most successful country with 268 wins.
100 – Ferrari recorded their 100th win in the 1990 French GP, held at Paul Ricard.
50 – Michael Schumacher imported his 50th F.1 win in the 2001 French GP.
10 – The French GP is back on the calendar after 10 years. The last French GP was held in Magny Cours in 2008.
8 – The first eight cars at the finish of the 1960 French GP were all powered by a Coventry Climax engine.
5 – French drivers are the most successful at Paul Ricard, with five wins; Britons follow at four.
5 – All the wins at Paul Ricard came from the first five spots of the starting grid.
3 – The last three races at Paul Ricard were all won by Alain Prost (1988-1990).
3 – The last three French GPs held at Magny Cours were all won by Ferrari (2006-2008).
3 – In the first French GP, back in 1950, the Alfa Romeos of Fangio and Fagioli lapped the rest of the field three times.
1 – Mercedes took its maiden F.1 win at the French GP, back in 1954. Fangio and Kling lapped the entire field.
1 – The 1979 French GP marked the first win for a Turbo engine in F.1 (Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Renault RS10).
0 – There have never been wet races at the Paul Ricard so far (14 races run).