French GP: Thursday's build-up in pictures

After a double does of street life in Monaco and Baku, F1 moves on to the rural settings of beautiful southern France where lay nestled the Circuit Paul Ricard.

Check out our pictures from media day at the French GP, round 7 of the 2021 F1 World Championship.

George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Imagesmore
Sebastian Vettel (GER) Aston Martin F1 Team. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Imagesmore
Linda Morselli, girlfriend of Fernando Alonso (ESP) Alpine F1 Team. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Imagesmore
Fernando Alonso (ESP) Alpine F1 Team. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Imagesmore
Nicholas Latifi (CDN) Williams Racing walks the circuit with the team. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB Imagesmore
Fernando Alonso (ESP) Alpine F1 Team walks the circuit with the team. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Imagesmore
Nikita Mazepin (RUS) Haas F1 Team walks the circuit with the team. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Imagesmore
Fernando Alonso (ESP) Alpine F1 Team walks the circuit with the team. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Imagesmore
Run off area at turn 6 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB Imagesmore
Run off area at turn 6 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB Imagesmore
Track Atmosphere 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB Imagesmore
Run off area at the chicane on the Mistral straight. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB Imagesmore
Yuki Tsunoda (JPN), Alpha Tauri 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB Imagesmore
Pierre Gasly (FRA), AlphaTauri F1 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB Imagesmore
Lando Norris (GBR), McLaren F1 Team 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB Imagesmore
Sebastian Vettel (GER), Aston Martin F1 Team 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB Imagesmore
Circuit atmosphere - kerb detail. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB Imagesmore
Circuit atmosphere - track detail. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB Imagesmore
Esteban Ocon (FRA) Alpine F1 Team. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB Imagesmore
Esteban Ocon (FRA) Alpine F1 Team. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB Imagesmore
(L to R): Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Ferrari with team mate Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB Imagesmore
Williams Racing walk the circuit. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB Imagesmore
Fernando Alonso (ESP) Alpine F1 Team (Right) with girlfriend Linda Morselli (Left). 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Imagesmore
Circuit atmosphere - kerb detail. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB Imagesmore
Pierre Gasly (FRA) AlphaTauri in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Lando Norris (GBR) McLaren in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Alfa Romeo Racing in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) McLaren in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Yuki Tsunoda (JPN) AlphaTauri in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Sergio Perez (MEX) Red Bull Racing in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Sergio Perez (MEX) Red Bull Racing in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Nicholas Latifi (CDN) Williams Racing in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Mick Schumacher (GER) Haas F1 Team in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
(L to R): Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing with Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing rides the circuit. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB Imagesmore
Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA) Alfa Romeo Racing in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Lance Stroll (CDN) Aston Martin F1 Team in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Ferrari in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Nikita Mazepin (RUS) Haas F1 Team in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Eric Boullier (FRA) French Grand Prix Managing Director. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB Imagesmore
(L to R): Mick Schumacher (GER) Haas F1 Team with Laurent Mekies (FRA) Ferrari Sporting Director. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB Imagesmore
Marcin Budkowski (POL) Alpine F1 Team Executive Director (Centre) with Nicholas Tombazis (GRE) FIA Head of Single-Seater Technical Matters (Left) and Alan Permane (GBR) Alpine F1 Team Trackside Operations Director (Right). 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB Imagesmore
Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB Imagesmore
George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Lewis Hamilton (GBR), Mercedes AMG F1 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB Imagesmore
Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP), Scuderia Ferrari 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB Imagesmore
Fernando Alonso (ESP) Alpine F1 Team in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Esteban Ocon (FRA) Alpine F1 Team in the FIA Press Conference. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use Onlymore
Fernando Alonso (ESP) Alpine F1 Team. 17.06.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Preparation Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB Imagesmore
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