The notes of the Grand Prix of France

If Max Verstappen is still far from being world champion again, the road to his second title opened up a little more this Sunday, at Le Castellet, after the new setbacks experienced by Ferrari. For the rest, it’s hard to believe that Liberty Media was convinced by the race scenario to renew the contract with the Paul-Ricard circuit. Too bad for Alpine who had a smile at home, unlike Pierre Gasly.


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Max Verstappen

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The more Grand Prix passes, the more the Dutchman seems to drive like a 34-year-old veteran. Don’t be surprised to see him celebrating his 11the title of world champion in 2035.

Lewis Hamilton

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A second place for his 300e CU that the Briton embraces with great pleasure. Waiting – finally – for a victory before the end of the season?

george russell

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Little George had the right to reprimands from Tonton Wolff in the middle of the race. With immediate effect: a first double podium this season for Mercedes. The Silver Arrows are back.

Sergio Perez

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Like his place on arrival. Beaten on a regular basis by a Mercedes as well as a Ferrari part P19 and smoky like a bruise by Russell. Bad hangover.

Carlos Sainz Jr.

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Fortunately Carlos was there to give us a show during the race. Big kisses.

Fernando Alonso

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Too strong for the others, but too far from the strongest. Geraint Thomas.

Lando Norris

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He wanted to make French fans happy. Passing his race behind the Alpine d’Alonso, he perfectly kept his word.

Esteban Ocon

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A bit like the boss who likes to manhandle the weakling of the school, the Frenchman spent his race tormenting Ricciardo. A man who knows how to put on a show for his audience.

Daniel Ricciardo

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With all the gusts of wind Ocon threw at him, he didn’t have too much trouble beating the heat on Sunday.

Lance Stroll

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Did his Räikkönen behavior on the radio make him grow wings? The Canadian can in any case breathe: a point and a finished race in front of his teammate.

Sebastian Vettel

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Winner of the most beautiful image of the weekend, at the wheel of the Green Peathe original 1922 Aston Martin, to celebrate the team’s 100th anniversary in racing.

Pierre Gasly

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The weekends follow one another and look alike for Pierre. Unfortunately.

Alexander Albon

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A new Williams for a new life? Not yet.

Valtteri Bottas

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Frédéric Vasseur may be a water gun pro in the paddock, but it was his team that took on water in the heat of the Var this weekend.

Mick Schumacher

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The state of grace of the prodigal son therefore ended with a corner cut a little too close in qualifying, then a cleat slipped by Zhou in the race. Hard return to reality.

Guanyu-Zhou

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A slow agony until the breakdown a few laps from the finish.

Nicholas Latifi

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A little spin and then goes away.

Kevin Magnussen

Editor’s note

Tour de France

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His penalty sending him to the back of the grid at the start did not bode well for a great race. And his mad departure was not rewarded either. At the same time, the Danes have already conquered France by bike this summer.

Yuki Tsunoda

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Hard to ride with handcrafted side vents.

Charles Leclerc

Editor’s note

In fusion

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It was 33 degrees at Le Castellet and certainly 945 more in the Monegasque’s helmet when the rear of his car stalled and sent him into the wall.

By Fabien Gelinat

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