Formula 1 2018 French Grand Prix

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2018-06-24
8
Circuit Paul Ricard
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Valtteri Bottas
lap 41 - 1:34.225
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The 2018 French Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

The race in France was round 8 of 21 of the 2018 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 24 June 2018 14:10 GMT (raceday).

Overcast
76.89°F
47%
5.87 mph
157°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 53 1:30:11.385 25
2 53 +7.090 18
3 53 +25.888 15
4 53 +34.736 12
5 53 +1:01.935 10
6 53 +1:19.364 8
7 53 +1:20.632 6
8 53 +1:27.184 4
9 53 +1:31.989 2
10 53 +1:33.873 1
11 52 +1 Lap 0
12 52 +1 Lap 0
13 52 +1 Lap 0
14 52 +1 Lap 0
15 52 +1 Lap 0
16 50 Wheel 0
17 48 Puncture 0
27 Engine 0
0 Collision 0
0 Collision 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:30.000
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.000
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +0.000
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.000
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +0.000
6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +1.000
7 Carlos Sainz Renault +2.000
8 Charles Leclerc Sauber +2.000
9 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +2.000
10 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +1.000
11 Esteban Ocon Force India +2.000
12 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +2.000
13 Sergio Pérez Force India +2.000
14 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +2.000
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber +2.000
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren +2.000
17 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso +3.000
18 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren +3.000
19 Sergey Sirotkin Williams +3.000
20 Lance Stroll Williams +3.000

driver positions through the laps

2018 French Grand Prix

The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship is an ongoing motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Drivers and teams are competing in twenty-one Grands Prix for the World Drivers' and World Constructors' championship titles.

Lewis Hamilton is defending his World Drivers' Championship, after winning his fourth championship title at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix. His team, Mercedes, are the defending Constructors' Championship, having secured their fourth consecutive title at the 2017 United States Grand Prix. After one round, Sebastian Vettel leads Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship by seven points. Kimi Räikkonen is third, a further three points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Ferrari lead Mercedes by eighteen points, with Red Bull Racing third.

A revision of the sport's technical regulations means that a new cockpit protection device—commonly known as the "halo"—was introduced for the 2018 championship. The introduction of the halo in Formula One is the first stage of a planned roll-out that would see the device adopted in all FIA-sanctioned open-wheel racing series by 2020.


source: Wikipedia

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While the basic concepts were announced jointly by the FIA and F1 as long ago as October, refining the detail in conjunction with the four current suppliers and potential new entrant Porsche has taken months of discussion.The process was also deliberately relaxed because the FIA had an eye on costs, believing that had full details been issued too early the manufacturers would simply ...

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Lewis Hamilton earned a comfortable victory for Mercedes at Paul Ricard, where the manufacturer introduced an updated engine it called Spec 2.1.Mercedes customer team Force India had to retire Perez’s car with an engine issue, which Wolff said sparked a concern about what could happen to Hamilton, teammate Valtteri Bottas or the two Williams drivers.No further engine problems ...

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Whiting said the subject will be discussed at the drivers’ briefing in Austria this Friday.At the same gathering in France last Friday many of the drivers supported the idea, initially put forward by Carlos Sainz, that racing would be improved if the chicane was dropped.Drivers who had raced or tested without it in place argued that there would be more slipstreaming on the longer st ...

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Motor racing chiefs have been experimenting with the number of DRS zones this year amid concerns about the difficulties drivers are facing in overtaking other cars.For this weekend, an extra DRS zone has been added after Turn 1 which should allow cars to run closer to each other ahead of the heavy braking zone in to Turn 3.F1 race director Charlie ...

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The new MGU-K, which was once scheduled for introduction for as early as the start of the 2017 season before numerous delays, has finally been signed off for use on a race weekend by all three teams.However, Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says that at least one the customers has preferred to stick with the old spec, at least for Austria.One of the complications is that under the ...

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Lewis Hamilton - 9It's hard to argue with pole position and a comfortable race win, and Hamilton and Mercedes were back in the sweet spot in France. Hamilton's Q3 performance could have been better in terms of time, if not position, so it wasn't a perfect weekend. But at all the crucial moments – qualifying, the start, the restart – he never released his vice-like grip on the French ...

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The Australian had looked set to be able to challenge Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen for the runner-up spot in the early stages, after moving past Carlos Sainz for third and closing in on his Dutch teammate through the first stint.But his hopes evaporated thanks to a damaged front wing, with the team unsure of what the cause was.The result for Ricciardo was excessive un ...

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In its worst weekend of a disappointing campaign so far, McLaren lost both cars in Q1 at Paul Ricard - with Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne starting 16th and 17th - and then spent the race near the back of the field.Alonso was on course to finish last following a spin and a failed strategy when he stopped with a late suspension problem, while Vandoorne could only manage ...

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The French Grand Prix was a mirror image of Canada two weeks earlier. In Montreal, Sebastian Vettel dominated while Lewis Hamilton struggled to fifth, but at Paul Ricard the roles were reversed. A zero-sum world championship game, you might say, but in France there was a significant difference.In Canada, Hamilton had a lacklustre weekend, but at Paul Ricard Vettel was the architect of ...

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The Ferrari driver finished fifth at Paul Ricard despite having to pit on the first lap for a new front wing after hitting Valtteri Bottas at Turn 1. Vettel, who also picked up a five-second time penalty for the incident, was helped by pitting for the wing change under the safety car his clash, and another on the opening lap, caused.Speaking about his recovery, Vettel said ...

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Sebastian Vettel’s clash with Valtteri Bottas on the first lap was the main talking point after the race, whereas most of the paddock chatter throughout the weekend was how the organisers had got it so wrong in trying to get cars in and out of the circuit.44 TAKES 44 ...

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TRACK INTERVIEWS(Conducted by Franck Montagny and Jean Alesi)Franck MONTAGNY: Lewis, congratulations for this beautiful win. How was it for you, because you were clear from every problem, so how was it for you?Lewis HAMILTON: I feel very grateful. Just grateful for a solid weekend. My guys, I’ve been with them for six years and they are just continually pushing the boundaries and ...

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Toro Rosso driver Gasly looked to challenge down the inside of Ocon at the Turn 3 right-hander but lost the car under braking when the Force India driver darted to the right.Sideways on corner entry, Gasly hit the right rear of Ocon's VJM11, both cars retiring after the incident.Both Gasly and Ocon were summoned to the stewards in the aftermath and were subsequently handed their ...

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Alonso ultimately pitted from the back of the field on the final lap with a rear suspension problem.He had taken on new tyres during the first-lap safety car in a bid to run to the end but made little progress and returned to the back after stopping for ultrasofts in a fruitless attempt to set the fastest race lap.Early in the race, Alonso's engineer Will Joseph was heard over team ...

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Vettel hit Valtteri Bottas at the first corner of the Paul Ricard race, damaging both cars and forcing them into the pits before mounting a fightback.In the post-race conference, the top three drivers – Lewis Hamilton, Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen – were asked by Motorsport.com about Vettel's clash and the penalty he received that allowed him to finish fifth, two places ahead of ...

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The Spaniard was on course to finish sixth at Paul Ricard, having run as high as third early on after avoiding the incidents in the opening few corners.But he fell to eighth after complaining of "no power" on the radio, and only avoided slipping further back because the next few laps were completed under virtual safety car conditions following Lance Stroll's tyre blowout at ...

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The Spaniard was on course to finish sixth at Paul Ricard, having run as high as third early on after avoiding the incidents in the opening few corners.But he fell to eighth after complaining of "no power" on the radio, and only avoided slipping further back because the next few laps were completed under virtual safety car conditions following Lance Stroll's tyre blowout at ...

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The Australian had been running third, a few seconds behind teammate Max Verstappen, ahead of the tyre change phase of the race.But during the stop, his team discovered that parts of his front wing had come away and, almost immediately, Ricciardo's pace began to suffer as he encountered understeer because of the loss of downforce.In the end, Ricciardo fell away from his teammate and ...

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The Ferrari Formula 1 driver made a better getaway than the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Bottas on the front row, but he ended up tucked behind Hamilton in the braking zone for the first corner, where he locked up and slid into Bottas, spinning the Finn and damaging his own front wing.Vettel was given a five-second penalty for causing the incident and recovered to finish the race ...

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Vettel locked up going into Turn 1 and collided with the back of Bottas, hitting the Finn's left rear tyre and pitching the Mercedes off the track and into a spin.The FIA looked at the incident and ruled that Vettel was guilty of causing the crash, handing the German a five-second penalty that he served at his second pitstop.But after Vettel was able to recover to finish fifth – two ...

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Hamilton finished comfortably clear of the Red Bull of Max Verstappen to move into a 14-point lead over Vettel, who finished off the podium in fifth.That was one place ahead of Bottas, who was spun around by Vettel at Turn 1 on a chaotic opening lap.Vettel got a great start and drew alongside Bottas on the run into the first corner, but backed out on the inside only to lock his ...

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As part of a pre-race 'passion parade' that featured several cars from Renault's varied motorsport history, Saudi Arabian Motorsport Federation board member Al-Hamad completed a lap of the circuit in Kimi Raikkonen's Abu Dhabi-winning E20 in Renault colours.It was the first time a Saudi Arabian has driven an F1 car, and arranged to coincide with the kingdom finally overturning the ...

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The upgrade was scheduled to be introduced under the Phase 2 name across all six Mercedes-powered cars in Montreal, but it was postponed after last minute problems in dyno testing.Instead all six drivers had to use their first 2018 engines for a seventh and last consecutive race, instead of saving them for a final outing at the less power-sensitive Hungaroring, which was the original ...

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There have been huge queues entering and leaving the circuit each day, and many fans with tickets reported on social media that they have given up and turned back.Although some efforts were made by the police and local authorities to improve the situation for Saturday, the problems have persisted.“There are physical limitations, and it’s a question of whether within the physical ...

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Alonso, who won the Le Mans 24 Hours last weekend to leave just the Indianapolis 500 in his pursuit of motorsport’s triple crown, is weighing up whether to continue his grand prix career beyond 2018.He could chase victory at Indy with McLaren, which is tipped to enter IndyCar full-time next season in conjunction with either Andretti Autosport or Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. ...

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Leclerc followed up his recent run of good results by making Q3 and qualifying eighth at Paul Ricard, amid growing expectation he could replace Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari next season.Although Leclerc is clearly a key element in Sauber’s current revival, Vasseur says he has no concerns about the Monesgasque’s potential departure.“It’s a problem for the rich at the end of the day,” Vas ...

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Both layouts were discussed at length in Friday evening's drivers briefing, although there was no scope to make any changes within this weekend.The entry has aroused concerns because drivers have to make a tight left turn right in front of the Mercedes pit, potentially putting the Brackley team's crew members at risk.That led to race director Charlie Whiting cutting the speed limit ...

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Haas driver Grosjean lost control of his car at Turn 4 during his first Q3 run, spinning hitting the barriers with his front wing, which got stuck and made it impossible for the Frenchman to reverse and return to the pits.The session was red-flagged as a result and Grosjean failed to set a time.Grosjean suggested afterwards that the incident had not been a simple mistake on his ...

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The British team is one of many users of Toyota's Cologne wind tunnel, regarded as the benchmark facility in racing.However, McLaren's difficult 2018 continued with its worst qualifying performance of the season at this weekend's French Grand Prix, which Fernando Alonso will start 16th and teammate Stoffel Vandoorne 17th.Zak Brown, McLaren F1's CEO, has revealed McLaren is unable ...

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Magnussen came up on and passed the Ferrari driver as he began his last chance for a 'push' lap, having been forced to abort his previous one when his Haas teammate Romain Grosjean crashed, bringing out the red flag.But Raikkonen was also beginning a lap in which he hoped to set a time, and he slipstreamed Magnussen along the main straight and repassed him at Turn 1 before deciding to ...

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Early on Saturday morning, Ferrari was deemed to have used up one of its two curfew jokers after a team member arrived before the 10am cut-off.However, Ferrari was adamant that the staff member should not have counted because he worked for the Italian team's Driver Academy, and was present to help look after juniors Antonio Fuoco, Giuliano Alesi and Callum Ilott.Following ...

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The Dane came up on Raikkonen while preparing for a decisive last-ditch effort in the final qualifying segment at the French Grand Prix, having not yet set a laptime in a session disrupted by his teammate Romain Grosjean's crash.He got past Raikkonen but the Finn raced him on the main straight as his final timed lap began and got ahead once more into Turn 1, only to finally back out ...

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TRACK INTERVIEWS(Conducted by Jean Alesi and Franck Montagny)Jean ALESI: Lewis, your 75th pole position today. It was a good one?Lewis HAMILTON: Yeah, it wasn’t too bad. Impeccable.JA: And the weather? LH: The weather has been OK. It was much better obviously earlier in the week, but qualifying is always tough. Q3 has not been spectacular. Q1 and Q2 were good but then Q3 was ...

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Leclerc made it into the final part of qualifying for the first time in his fledgling career and will start eighth, two places behind the man he could replace at Ferrari next season, Kimi Raikkonen.Four-time champions Hamilton and Vettel have previously ...

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With the team well aware that its Renault power unit is lacking compared to Mercedes and Ferrari, it elected to trim out Max Verstappen's wing in a bid to not lose out in a straight line.But although Verstappen managed to qualify on the second row – just three tenths adrift of Sebastian Vettel – Horner said that the team was still losing out in top speed term."I think Max is slightly ...

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