Le Castellet: Championship Leader Max Verstappen easy for a comfortable win in French Grand Prix on the Sunday after Ferrari Charles Leclerc Crashed while leading the race.
Red Bull’s Verstappen went more than 10 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton, whose Mercedes teammate George Russell overtook Sergio Perez’s Red Bull to claim third place.
“It’s an incredible result for the team. Great job George,” said an enthusiastic Hamilton.
Verstappen’s seventh win of the season put him 63 points away from Leclerc and cemented his chances of claiming a second consecutive drivers’ title.
Leclerc started in pole position and continued on until lap 18, when he collided with the safety tyres, which were coming out of his car without injury.
His teammate Carlos Sainz, who had won the British GP, was in a good position to challenge for the podium, before a surprise decision to bring him into the pits late in the race left him too high and finishing fifth. But settled.