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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.
Fernando Alonso has clarified his “didn’t care too much” comments after Sunday’s French GP, saying it was related to McLaren giving him the gap to the guys running fifth and sixth.
Another Sunday afternoon gone by and another point-less grand prix for Romain Grosjean, who remains one of two drivers yet to get off the mark this season.
Pierre Gasly has said that he was “really disgusted” with having to retire on the first lap of his home race at the weekend.
Out of power in the closing laps of the French GP, Carlos Sainz concedes the late Virtual Safety Car saved his points finish.
Lance Stroll admits in hindsight it probably wasn’t a good idea to attempt to complete the French GP on one set of tyres with his blowing two laps from the end.
Lewis Hamilton scores for England on F1’s return to France, Alonso doesn’t care anymore, Paul Ricard makes the impossible possible as Vettel overtakes most of the field.
Although accepting he was responsible for his collision with Valtteri Bottas in France, Sebastian Vettel reckons there wasn’t anything he could have done to avoid it.
Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly may be blaming others for their lap 1 exit in France but both have been reprimanded by the race stewards.
Mercedes’ non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has said that Sebastian Vettel should have been given a bigger penalty for his “enormous mistake” at the French Grand Prix.
After winning the French Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, Lewis Hamilton said that the penalty his title rival, Sebastian Vettel, was given did not “weigh up”.
Which drivers excelled at the unfamiliar Circuit Paul Ricard and who got their triple-header of race weekends off to a poor start?
Lewis Hamilton dominated Sunday’s French GP, not by massive margins but by enough to ensure a comfortable first win, while Sebastian Vettel hit Valtteri Bottas on the opening lap.
Sebastian Vettel acknowledges he was to blame for the crash that cost both himself and Valtteri Bottas at the start of Sunday’s French GP.
Max Verstappen is “angry” with press as he feels they will not treat Sebastian Vettel in the same way as him following the German’s collision at the French Grand Prix.
Fernando Alonso says that he hopes McLaren’s poor showing at the French Grand Prix is just a “one-off” and better things are to come form the team.
Daniel Ricciardo has said his RB14 was “a wounded car” after some front wing damage caused him to slip out of the podium places at the French Grand Prix.
Three Frenchman arrived at a grand prix, only one finished, no one scored. Pierre Gasly is blaming Esteban Ocon, Ocon is blaming Romain Grosjean and Grosjean says he’s innocent.
Kimi Raikkonen was happy with his road to recovery after landing a podium finish at the French Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc finished in the points for a fourth time in his last five outings, but said he was a ‘little bit disappointed’ with himself.
Max Verstappen may have been two seconds behind Lewis Hamilton in the early laps in France but he reckons the Brit was just “controlling the pace.”
First-lap chaos, and a very bleak return to Formula 1 for Fernando Alonso. First at Le Mans, last of finishers in France.
Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen discuss the French Grand Prix with the assembled press.
Lewis Hamilton won the race with Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen on the podium. Sebastian Vettel hit Valtteri Bottas, the pair in P5 and P7 respectively.
Kevin Magnussen was best of the rest in P6, while both Renaults and Charles Leclerc scored points. Both McLarens finished outside the top ten on Sunday.
Only two of the six finished, with Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon crashing, and Lance Stroll having a tyre failure. Sergio Perez also retired with engine issues
While McLaren acknowledge that their current car issues are down to aerodynamics, Zak Brown says they are having a tough time solving it as they can’t replicate it in the windtunnel.
Charles Leclerc’s eighth place in qualifying for the French GP caught the eye of Formula 1 World Champs, who reckon it was an impressive performance.
Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s French GP from pole position, headlining a Mercedes 1-2, while Brendon Hartley has fallen to the back of the grid.
Although Toto Wolff lowering the speed limit in the Paul Ricard pit lane was a good call, he admits more still needs to be done to ensure the safety of the mechanics.