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Grand Prix de France Historique

30 June, 1er and 2 July 2017


It will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the summer. At the invitation of the FFSA, the Circuit of Nevers Magny-Cours will be at the heart of all motorsport fans during the first weekend of July by hosting the Grand Prix de France Historique, for the first time.


The name of the Grand Prix de France Historique, the mere mention of which refers to whole chapters in the history of motor racing, has given the FFSA the responsibility of putting together a programme which takes us back to the heyday of the past decades. How exciting that this is going to happen here! Looking at the content of the seven grids that are already confirmed, the Grand Prix de France Historique will, without doubt, rise to the rank of the most prestigious event of its kind.

The result is living up to our expectation. From the Maseratis and Ferraris of the Fangio years to Lotus, Tyrrell, Ligier and Williams of the 70s and 80s, not forgetting the Lotus and Cooper cars from the beginning of the sixties, none of which will be lacking when the ecstatically happy fans are seated in the grandstands at the Circuit of Nevers Magny-Cours. This event will be unique and outstanding, as it will be their one and only appearance in a race this year on French soil for all of these Formula 1 cars.

And the Grand Prix de France Historique will not only be limited to demonstrating the evolution of F1. Formula 2 and Formula 3 cars will be also be at the party illustrating the golden age of the 1970s and the beginning of the next decade.

The calendar of events is subject to change by the relevant sporting federations or the organisers of the events.




FIA Master Historic Formula One ChampionShip

The official FIA Historic Formula One Championship will provide the public of Nevers Magny-Cours with a spectacular return to the Grand Prix races of the 70s and 80s, in fact it covers the period 1966 to 1985. Numerous Formula One cars of the era, mainly powered by the famous Ford Cosworth DFV engine, have found a new lease of life. To find on the same grid, Lotus, Ferrari, Williams, Ligier, Tyrrell, Benetton, March, and others representing these years will be a moment of pure bliss!  Prior to keeping their rendezvous at the Grand Prix de France Historique, this Championship will have already have had their first races of 2017 in Barcelona and at Brands Hatch.


F1 Three-seater experience

Take you place in the seat of a Formula 1 three-seater for a breathtaking track experience. The Cosworth V10 engine with 700 hp will make you shake with pleasure during two laps on the Club Circuit of Nevers Magny-Cours.

At more than 250 kph experience a unique thrill in the company of an qualified professional driver.  This experience is by reservation only, and there are only a limited number of places available.

The rides will take place on the Club Circuit of Nevers Magny-Cours on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00.


90’s F1 Exhibition

Take part in the 90’s F1 Exhibition on the Grand Prix circuit of Nevers Magny-Cours for 2 practice sessions and a simulated F1 type start! You’re a spectator? Come and admire the spectacle of these Formula 1 cars from the years 1990-2000 driving at full speed around the track !

Simulators area

This area is completely dedicated to Formula 1 and will offer you many activities for total immersion in F1. These ‘life-size’ simulators will let you know what it’s like to be a top driver for a weekend. Guaranteed thrills…



Saturday, July 1, 2017, MARC-ARTHUR KOHN will leave his exhibition areas in the Avenue Matignon and the Hotel Drouot to apply his talents as an auctioneer in a unique place: the Circuit of Nevers Magny-Cours on the occasion of the Grand Prix de France Historique.

The perfect setting for Marc-Arthur Kohn, who, with his hammer, will be responsible for obtaining the maximum bids in a public auction that is dedicated to classic and competition cars and motorcycles.  A unique opportunity to seek out rare and outstanding machines like the  Benetton F1 B192 of Michael SCHUMACHER !

Children’s Village

Welcoming families is one of our priorities, so come and discover our children’s village, where a multitude of activities will be reserved to them.A dedicated area, only for them, with inflatable structures and various animations (balloons, games…) will be established in the heart of the circuit village, so that they can take full advantage of their visit to the Circuit


Exhibitor’s Village

A real meeting place between the different actors and the fans of motorsport, this village lets you discover the products of our partners. Located in the heart of the circuit village, it is an exhibition of more than 4,000 m² which will have specialists of all kinds.

Jean Alesi : Patron of the Grand Prix de France Historique


Jean Alesi is the patron of this first Grand Prix de France Historique! He will be present on Saturday, July 1st to meet his fans, and to admire the many F1 cars he drove during his career. This is particularly the case of the 1993 Ferrari F93A, with the 65° V12 engine with 48 valves and 750 hp, with which he achieved a podium place in Monaco and Monza. And also the Tyrrell 018 with which he had his famous duel with Ayrton Senna at the United States GP in 1990. We will see him on the track at Magny-Cours in this car once again !



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