Maverick Vinales Won French Grand Prix

IAS Prelims 2023

Maverick Vinales of Spain won the French Grand Prix.

The French Grand Prix was a race held as part of Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s annual Formula One automobile racing championships. It was one of the oldest motor races in the world.

It ceased shortly after its centenary in 2008 with 86 races having been held, a victim of finances and unfavourable venues.

Unusually even for a race of such longevity, the location of the Grand Prix moved frequently with 16 different venues having been used over its life, a number only eclipsed by the Australian Grand Prix of the older races.

It is also one of four races (along with the Belgian, Italian and Spanish Grands Prix) to have been held as part of the three distinct Grand Prix championships (World Manufacturers’ Championship (late 1920s), European Championship (1930s), Formula One World Championship (since 1950).