Today is the first day of flying with Free Practice sessions almost complete – we'll give you all the results soon so stay with us as we set the scene for what's sure to be an awe-inspiring race this weekend.
Taking place on the Bay of Cannes, the racetrack here is perfectly placed for the spectators who can watch all the action from the beach... or maybe a yacht
A playground for the rich and famous, the French Riviera is no stranger to premium motorsport the location is perfect for the French debut
With three French pilots competing in the Master Class and a further two in the Challenger Class, it's also a big deal for the home fans
So after a showstopping start to the 2018 season in the UAE capital, the scene is set for a tense and thrilling race on Sunday with title hopefuls eager to make an early bid for supremacy...
American Mike Goulian took his first win in nine years at the season opener, much to the surprise of the other 13 Master Class pilots...
Ryfa dominated the first session and he was second to fly after Melanie Astles. He set a time of 1:04.069. Astles, at her home race, and flying her first session of the season, was able to put in a competitive time of 1:05.319, good enough for her to hold second.
Now on to the Master Class results...
Juan Velarde and Matt Hall came out on top in today's sessions with Velarde setting the fastest time of the day in FP1. His 58.008s was unbeatable in any session. Hall took the spoils in FP2 with a 58.154s, but the track temperature was a lot higher and the pilots spoke about losing power.
Abu Dhabi race winner Michael Goulian will be annoyed with himself after exceeding the G-limit in FP2, this means he lost out on valuable track time, but will be fully focused for tomorrow's final practice session and Qualifying.
Good afternoon, welcome to Cannes on Qualifying Day! Here we are in the sunshine, a glorious 24.5C in the south of France.