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They say there is no such thing as bad publicity, and F1 may be thinking just that as the roadshow moves on to Circuit Paul Ricard for the French Grand Prix this weekend.
Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying form continued in France on Saturday as he laid down a track record 1:28.319 to claim pole position ahead of Valtteri Bottas.
Off the back of his Canada appeal being rejected by the FIA, Sebastian Vettel could only qualify in P7 for the French Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton felt he was on for “one of the best laps” he had done at the Circuit Paul Ricard before an error cost him time.
Max Verstappen claims that his car “behaved strange” in the last two corners during qualifying for the French Grand Prix.
Haas’ Romain Grosjean was far from pleased after getting caught up in Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen’s Q1 incident in France.
Lance Stroll believes issues with tyre warm-up during qualifying for the French GP was to blame for his twelfth-consecutive Q1 elimination.
Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen will face no further action over their incident during Q1 at the French Grand Prix.
Williams’ George Russell was happy with his qualifying performance ahead of the French GP after missing FP1 and most of FP3.
It was another Mercedes front-row lockout at the French GP, while Charles Leclerc was six tenths down on pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton in P3.