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French Grand Prix

The French Grand Prix is a Formula One race held as part of FIA's annual Formula One automobile racing championship season.

Grand Prix motor racing originated in France and the French Grand Prix, open to international competition, is the oldest of the Grand Prix races. The first French Grand Prix was run on June 26, 1906 under the auspices of the Automobile Club de France in Sarthe with a starting field of thity-two automobiles.

The first World Championships were organized in 1925 with the French Grand Prix, the Italian Grand Prix, the Belgian Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500. The French Grand Prix has been part of the Formula One championships since its inception in 1950. Over the years, the annual competition has been held at various racetracks throughout France but since 1991 it has been held at its permanent home at the Circuit de Nevers-Magny Cours.

There is some doubt over the future of the race in 2004 due to financial problems.

Grand Prix Winners

Formula One