With 17 poles and the same number of wins, Ferrari is the most successful team in France, although only two of those wins have been at the Paul Ricard circuit.
Michael Schumacher has the most victories in the country with eight, six of which were with the Scuderia.
Juan Manuel Fangio has the most pole positions in France with five.
Alonso to snatch Raikkonen record
If Fernando Alonso makes it past the first three laps of the French GP, he will claim the record for the most laps raced in F1. Kimi Raikkonen currently leads the list with 18,621 laps raced in the sport.
Look away Ocon and Gasly!
A French driver has retired from 14 of the 17 races held at Le Castellet. Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly are the only two French drivers on this year's grid.
Esteban Ocon recently completed his 100th F1 race but he has yet to score a point on home soil.
France historically important
Grand Prix racing originated in France. The first event to carry the moniker was held at Le Mans in 1906.
In 1901, an event in Pau carried an award named the 'Grand Prix de Pau' but the event was not labelled as such.
This weekend will see the 62nd running of the French Grand Prix, an event that featured on the inaugural F1 calendar in 1950.
The Paul Ricard Circuit will host its 18th world championship event this weekend, matching the record in France with Magny Cours.
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