Mobility at the heart of the 2020 Formula 1 Grand Prix de France

Start, Paul Ricard, 2019

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This year, the Formula 1 Grand Prix de France wishes to once again put at the heart of the event an ambitious system linked to mobility; renewed and enriched after having given full satisfaction in 2019.

With more than 160,000 spectators, the 2018 edition of the Formula 1 Grand Prix de France generated public enthusiasm for the long-awaited return of the French event to the Formula 1 calendar. But it was also marked by the difficulties of access to the Circuit Paul Ricard. These difficulties were immediately analysed in order to provide concrete solutions, the effectiveness of which was proven in the second year.

A vast mobility plan was put in place, drawn up by a group bringing together engineers, start-ups, mobility specialists and developers of digital solutions. The efforts invested focused on the implementation of park-and-ride facilities, additional accesses, a complete overhaul of the organisation and management of car parks, the use of new roads, and a dedicated application offering real-time solutions.

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Paul Ricard, 2019This new mobility plan, which worked particularly well in 2019, will be renewed for the 2020 edition with the integration of new improvements:

  • The network of free relay shuttles will be extended to the towns of St-Cyr sur Mer, Le Castellet, Le Beausset while increasing the number of places available from La Ciotat ;
  • The campsite of the Grand Prix de France will be enlarged.
  • The traffic routes, the layout of the parking areas as well as the information system set up in 2019 will be maintained and improved.

In addition to these improvements, many new features will be integrated:

  • Free shuttles from 5 towns close to the Paul Ricard circuit with an additional stop at the La Ciotat SNCF railway station;
  • Development of a carpooling application with the possibility of using a priority lane and a reserved car park;
  • Shuttles from Marseille, Toulon and Aix-en-Provence during the entire event;
  • Shuttles from Arles, Avignon, Draguignan, Gap-Tallard, Manosque, Nice, Saint-RaphaĆ«l and Salon de Provence on Saturday 27 June and Sunday 28 June;
  • Shuttles from major cities such as Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Montpellier, Perpignan and Valence (Sunday only);
  • International shuttles from Barcelona, Milan, Turin, Amsterdam and Eindhoven with a special offer of three nights camping and two days of Grand Prix;

TGV offers and a partnership with SNCF are being studied, to allow a round trip from Paris to Aix en Provence via Lyon on the Sunday of the Grand Prix de France.

For more information on smooth travelling to the 2020 Grand Prix de France visit the official website