In the race at the Paul Ricard Circuit, Sunday (20/6/2021), Verstappen started at the front, followed by Hamilton who took second place. They competed fiercely in the last rounds for victory in the seventh round of F1 2021.
Hamilton took the lead from Verstappen, who made a mistake at the start of widening the first corner. The Dutch rider then entered the second pit stop in the 32nd lap which ended well.
Verstappen managed to cut the distance from 18 seconds by using the new tires. Victory was secured by Verstappen after overtaking Hamilton in the second round from the end, a position he managed to hold onto until the finish line.
This is the second win Max Verstappen in this season. Previously, Verstappen emerged victorious in the series Emilia Romagna and Monaco.
With this result, Red Bull dominated the French GP F1 podium after Verstappen’s teammate, Sergio Perez, finished third. Another Mercedes driver, Valtteri Bottas, had to settle for fourth place ahead of McLaren duo Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo.
Veteran Fernando Alonso is in eighth place, behind Pierre Gasly, who drives the Alpha Tauri. While the duo Aston Martin Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll complete the top 10.
Complete Results F1 French GP
1 Max Verstappen NED Red Bull Racing 53 Lap
2 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team + 2.904s
3 Sergio Perez MEX Red Bull Racing + 8.811s
4 Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team + 14.618s
5 Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Team + 1:04.032s
6 Daniel Ricciardo FROM McLaren F1 Team + 1: 15.857s
7 Pierre Gasly FRA Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda + 1: 16.596s
8 Fernando Alonso ESP Alpine F1 Team + 1:17.695s
9 Sebastian Vettel GER Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team + 1:19.666s
10 Carlos Sainz ESP Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow + 1:21.946s
11 Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team + 1:29.337s
12 Yuki Tsunoda JPN Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda + 1 Lap
13 George Russell GBR Williams Racing + 1 Lap
14 Esteban Ocon FRA Alpine F1 Team + 1 Lap
15 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen + 1 Lap
16 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow + 1 Lap
17 Kimi Raikkonen FIN Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen + 1 Lap
18 Nicholas Latifi CAN Williams Racing + 1 Lap
19 Mick Schumacher GER Uralkali Haas F1 Team + 1 Lap
20 Nikita Mazepin RUS Uralkali Haas F1 Team + 1 Lap
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