Location: Magny-Cours, Nièvre, France
Construction year: 1986
Approval: FIA 1st degree
Best lap: fernando Alonso in 2004 - 1mn 13s 698 with Renault F1 R24
Magny-Cours Grand Prix has been built in 1986.
The first edition of the Grand Prix de France in Magny-Cours took place in 1991 and was won by Nigel Mansell just in front of Alain Prost.
In 1999, Heinz Harald Frenzen won the race under a heavy rain and lots of overtakings thanks to a genius but risky strategy with only one pitstop and he finished just ahead from the great worldchampion Mika Hakkinen.
In 2002, Michael Schumacher guaranteed his 5th worldchampion title. Never has a driver ever been sacred as early in the F1 season as he did!
Driver's point of view
Designed from all the most difficult turns of all the most prestigious racetracks of the world, Nevers Magny-Cours offers a complete technical piste on a perfect track covering.
Looking like a billiard with its large gravel strays, a great diversity of fast and technical turns, long straight lines and powerfull braking, this track offers all the pleasures a driver can expect!