Hamilton wins the French GP

Hamilton wins the French GP

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
photo: Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won the French Grand prix, eighth round of the 2018 Formula 1 world championship. Max Verstappen of Red Bull took second while Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) was third.

Lewis’ margin of victory over Verstappen was 7.090 seconds. The win also allowed Hamilton to retake the championship lead by 14 points ahead of Sebastian Vettel, who entered the French Grand Prix with a one-point advantage over Hamilton.

Max Verstappen, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton
photo: Ferrari

Hamilton wins the French GP

Vettel hit Valtteri Bottas after the start and later was given a 5-second penalty. But the incident ruined both of their races. Vettel managed to get back to the fifth place while his teammate reached the podium.

Another crash took out two of the three French drivers taking part in the French Grand prix. Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly retired after only a couple of turns.

There were no serious incidents until the end of the race. Hamilton controlled the pace effortlessly and triumphed for the 44th time with Mercedes.