The Formula One circus returns from North America for the eighth Grand Prix of the year, at Circuit de Nevers near Magny-Cours in France. With McLaren dominating the last three events, Ferrari are aiming for a return to form.
This circuit is known for having corners named after other circuits, a smooth but abrasive surface with high temperatures and sudden rain storms. Understanding the way tyres work is vital here for controlling graining and wear, though teams that are struggling to get heat into the tyres should suffer less than usual.
In many ways, this is a classic European circuit: technical with medium high downforce requirements, rewarding efficient aerodynamics, overall balance and smooth power delivery. Being very difficult for overtaking, there is an emphasis on the importance of qualifying well and having a good race strategy.