After leaving Le Mans we headed south through France, eventually making it to Paul Ricard by Thursday, via sights such as Rocamadour and the Pont du Gard.
The Paul Ricard circuit is a great facility, but not fully ready for the volume of spectators yet. Access to the circuit isn’t easy on foot, either on the side of a main road or through some very rough terrain which was luckily dry but would have been horrendous if it had been muddy. There are some good general admission spots, but some areas where it’s impossible to get to see the circuit. The facilities are reasonable, but there are nowhere near enough beer sellers to cope with demand – be prepared to queue for a good 20 minutes if you need a beer! The weather’s been great, which is good for spectating, but we couldn’t help thinking the racing would have been more exciting with some rain – which arrived about an hour after the end of the race, and was torrential.
Tomorrow is a beach day.