FRANCE ends a ten-year wait for a return to the Formula 1 calender this weekend – but Lance Stroll is not the biggest fan of Circuit Paul Ricard.

Despite being updated in an attempt to create a thrilling French Grand Prix – last held at Magny-Cours in 2008 – the Canadian, who drives for the Grove-based Williams outfit, is not looking forward to the experience.

The 20-year-old has raced at Circuit Paul Ricard, near Marseille, during his Formula 3 days and despite not liking the track will be hoping to deliver a much-needed points finish for his struggling team, who sit bottom of the constructors standings.

Stroll said: “I have to be honest because I can’t say I like it.

“It is just run-offs everywhere and I am not a big fan.”

l ALEX Lynn helped Aston Martin to a double-points finish on the British manufacturer’s Le Mans 24 Hours debut.

The Grove-based driver was part of the two-car Vantage GTE team.

Racing in the No 97 car with Maxime Martin and Jonny Adam, they finished 13th in the GTE Pro class.