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For Season 1 of the American Version, see The Amazing Race 1.

Amazing Race 1 is the first installment of the reality television show, Amazing Race (France). It premiered on October 22, 2012 on D8. The show features nine teams of two who are in a pre-existing personal relationship, and follows the various challenges that they undertake as they race around the world to win €50,000.

Teams

 1st place 
Anthony & Sonja
Cyber Friends
 2nd place 
Hadj & Yacim
Childhood Friends
 ELIMINATED 
Heïdi & Michel
Bikers
 ELIMINATED 
Francis & Benjamin
Father/Son
 ELIMINATED 
Fabien & Aurélien
Police Officers
 ELIMINATED 
Antoine & Héléna
Belgian Couple

Episodes

Episode # Leg # Air Date Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(in millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 1 October 22, 2012 France → United Arab Emirates Heïdi & Michel Antoine & Héléna 1st Eliminated
9th place
2 2 October 29, 2012 United Arab Emirates → Thailand Oucéni & Lassana Fabien & Aurélien 2nd Eliminated
8th Place
3 3 November 5, 2012 Thailand → Japan Oucéni & Lassana Anthony & Sonja Non-Elimination
Leg
4 4 November 12, 2012 Japan → United States Heïdi & Michel Mathilde & Séverine 3rd Eliminated
7th Place
5 5 November 19, 2012 United States Anthony & Sonja Oucéni & Lassana 4th Eliminated
6th Place
6 6 November 26, 2012 United States → Brazil Francis & Benjamin Hadj & Yacim Ordered to
Continued Racing
7 7 December 3, 2012 Brazil Hadj & Yacim Francis & Benjamin 5th Eliminated
5th Place
8 8 December 10, 2012 Brazil → South Africa Alice & Stéphanie Anthony & Sonja Non-Elimination
Leg
9 9 December 17, 2012 South Africa Hadj & Yacim Heïdi & Michel 6th Eliminated
4th Place
10 10 December 24, 2012 South Africa → France Anthony & Sonja Alice & Stéphanie 3rd Place
Hadj & Yacim 2nd Place

Results

The following teams participated in the Race. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Average Icon-Roadblock
1 Anthony & Sonja 2 5 7 2 1 2 3 4 2 1 2.90 7-2
2 Hadj & Yacim 3 3 6 6 4 5 1 3 1 2 3.40 6-3
3 Alice & Stéphanie 5 2 4 3 5 3 4 1 3 3 3.30 4-5
4 Heïdi & Michel 1 6 3 1 3 4 2 2 4 2.89 2-6
5 Francis & Benjamin 7 4 2 5 2 1 5 3.71 3-4
6 Oucéni & Lassana 8 1 1 4 6 4.00 2-3
7 Mathilde & Séverine 4 7 5 7 5.75 2-2
8 Fabien & Aurélien 6 8 7.00 1-1
9 Antoine & Héléna 9 9.00 1-0
Notes [1] [2] [3]
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Notes
1: Oucéni & Lassana lost their key for the Pont des Arts task. They were able to continue racing, receiving a new key, but incurred a 20-minute penalty once landed in Dubai.

2: Anthony & Sonja and Heïdi & Michel initially arrived 5th and 6th respectively, but were issued a 5-minute penalty for taking a taxi to Wat Arun instead of the ferry. This did not affect their placement.

3: Leg 6 had no mandatory rest period between legs, and all teams were ordered to continue racing.

Trivia

Franchise

  • Least number of teams in a season, 9.
  • First international version to visit the United States.

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