Circuit de Nevers
Technopole, 58470,

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France's premier Grand Prix circuit is just one of several French circuits which have played host Formula One. A country which has an unusually clear affliction for motorsport is one where you'll find a well organised race on a modern circuit.

France, one of the homes of motorsport first staged a French Grand Prix in 1906 at Le Mans. Although not a top player in modern F1 France has been the home of many of the greatest teams and drivers in racing history. Jean Alesi and Alain Prost are two that leap to mind, but compatriot Olivier Panis is making a mark with his excellent performances in the Prost team.

Race Day : June 29th 1997

Circuit Length: 4.250 kilometres/2.64 miles

GMT +2 hours

Friday Practice: 11.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.00
Saturday Practice: 09.00-09.45 and 10.15-11.00
Saturday Qualifying: 13.00-14.00

Sunday Warm-Up: 08.30-09.00

FRENCH GRAND PRIX: 14.00 ... 72 Laps, 306 km, 190 miles

Lap Record Mansell 1m17.07s 198.51 km/h

1996 Damon Hill Williams
1995 Michael Schumacher Benetton
1994 Michael Schumacher Benetton
1993 Alain Prost Williams
1992 Nigel Mansell Williams
1991 Nigel Mansell Williams
1990 Alain Prost Ferrari

A modern, tight circuit where overtaking can be difficult, this is one of the races where the result usually follows the season's form. In fact, for the past five years the winner of this race has always been the World Champion at the end of the season. Watch this race and see who'll be the 1997 champion!

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