Guess what? Hamilton has won again, sixth time this season
Lewis Hamilton has won the French Grand Prix at the Circuit Paul Ricard, the eighth round of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. It’s his sixth win this season and 79th F1 victory in a career. Behind Hamilton, who started from pole position for the third time this year, Valtteri Bottas started and finished second, giving the sixth double victory to Mercedes.
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) finished the race in the third place, less than a second behind Bottas, what is his third podium this year. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) was close to the podium in the fourth place for the fifth time this season. The fifth-placed Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) was far from the podium scorers so he pitted late to take fresh tyres for the successful fastest lap attempt which gives him an additional point.
The other drivers who scored points at Circuit Paul Ricard are Carlos Sainz (McLaren), Daniel Ricciardo (Renault), Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo), Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) and Lando Norris (McLaren). Twenty-one drivers reached the finish line, only Romain Grosjean (Haas) recorded DNF.
Lewis Hamilton’s sixth victory extended his lead in the championship to 36 points (187:151) ahead of Valtteri Bottas. Sebastian Vettel is further forty points behind Bottas and eleven points in front of Max Verstappen.
Next weekend, the championship would be continued with the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring.
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