July 20th, 2022

Summer in the Riviera

Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN returns to action this weekend at the French Grand Prix. The team will be racing at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, aiming to get back to the points as it continues its battle in the midfield, with two races to go before the summer break.

The back-to-back races in France and Hungary present a high-octane challenge to bring the first part of the season to an end. Two completely different tracks in similar, searing-hot weather mean teams and cars will be facing harsh conditions in their quest for points. Despite the challenge, both events offer opportunities for Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN to return to scoring ways, and an excellent way to head into the second part of the season with some momentum.

The Paul Ricard track, named after the local businessman, whose determination and love of motorsport made this circuit possible, is a venue that offered a decent share of action in the past few years – even before the new generation of overtake-friendly cars made its appearance. With the 2022 machinery making its debut on the fast, technical French circuit, the hopes are high for a spectacular event: an action-packed race in which Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu can shine and fight their way to a good result.

Summer on the French Riviera is something that evokes images of harbour-side cafes, sun-kissed beaches and pine-lined calanques: motor racing at its most spectacular is a fine addition to this picture.