On the edge and with a tense finish, Verstappen stole the victory from Hamilton

The Paul Ricard circuit witnessed a great victory for the Dutchman Max Verstappen of Red Bull, who won the French Grand Prix, the seventh on the calendar, by beating Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, with one lap remaining to finish the race. race. The Mexican Sergio Pérez completed the podium of the competition.

Verstappen achieved his third victory of the year by winning, also on the fastest lap, at the Le Castellet track; ahead of the sevenfold English world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and ‘Checo’, who signed his twelfth podium since driving in Formula 1.

The other Mercedes, that of the Finn Valtteri Bottas, finished fourth, ahead of the two McLarens, those of the Englishman Lando Norris and the Australian Daniel Ricciardo.

Alonso finished eighth, behind Frenchman Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri) and ahead of the two Aston Martin, German Sebastian Vettel and Canadian Lance Stroll, who also entered the points; in a race in which the other Spaniard, Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), did not score eleventh this Sunday at Paul Ricard.

Verstappen now leads the World Cup with 131 points, twelve more than Hamilton; while ‘Checo’ is third, with 84 units.

Red Bull, which will race at home for the next two races – the Styrian and Austrian Grand Prix, the next two Sundays – leads the constructors’ championship with 215 points, 37 more than Mercedes.

Source: MDZ

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