Max Verstappen was gifted the French Grand Prix victory by championship rival Charles Leclerc.
The Ferrari driver crashed out from the lead at Paul Ricard, permitting Verstappen to tug 63 factors clear within the drivers’ standings.
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell accomplished the rostrum, however after a dramatic flip within the F1 title image, listed below are the most effective stats and information from Le Castellet.
Verstappen becoming a member of the greats
Verstappen secured the twenty seventh win of his profession, tying with Sir Jackie Stewart for eighth within the all-time winners’ checklist.
The Dutchman additionally surpassed 1500 laps led in F1.
Verstappen’s victory was simply the third time the driving force beginning second on the grid has gained at Paul Ricard. Nigel Mansell was the final to take action in 1986.
Pink Bull’s scorching streak
The crew is at present on a run of 11 straight podium appearances since Verstappen’s win in Saudi Arabia. That’s their finest podium streak since 2013.
Verstappen has Leclerc in verify
The hole between Verstappen and Leclerc now stands at 63 factors.
No driver has overturned a deficit of greater than 44 factors earlier than this yr to say
It’s price noting that Verstappen was 46 factors adrift of Leclerc after the Australian Grand Prix, although extinguished that hole over the three following races.
This was Mercedes’ first double podium of the yr and the primary time a Silver Arrow completed within the high two within the first 12 races.
Hamilton’s consequence ensured he maintained his streak of ending on the rostrum at every Paul Ricard occasion because the venue returned in 2018.
After standing on the rostrum at Magny-Cours in 2007, the one French GP Hamilton has failed to complete within the high three was in 2008.
The consequence was additionally Mercedes’ fifth consecutive podium and Hamilton’s fourth successive top-three end.
The final Ferrari driver to have began from pole at Paul Ricard was Mansell, who retired from the 1990 version with engine points. An analogous destiny befell Leclerc, who crashed out from the lead.
All three of Leclerc’s retirements this yr have come when the Monégasque was main from pole place – in Spain, Azerbaijan and France. On every event, Verstappen was the victor and Russell completed third.
The ups and downs for Sainz
Fifth place for Carlos Sainz was his finest lead to a French Grand Prix. But it surely was the primary time this season he has completed a race outdoors the highest 4.
Alonso’s record-breaking day
Fernando Alonso surpassed Kimi Raikkonen’s tally of 18,621 laps to say the
report for essentially the most raced in F1.
The Spaniard has now scored factors in every of his final seven races, while team-mate Esteban Ocon secured a high 10 at his residence race for the primary time.
Bottas’ bleak spell
Valtteri Bottas has failed to attain in every of the final three races, his worst run since his rookie season with Williams in 2013.
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