French Grand Prix



Formula 1



Sun 24th June 2018

Circuit Paul Ricard
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The 2018 French Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix de France 2018) was a Formula One motor race that took place on 24 June 2018 at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. The race was the eighth round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship and marked the first time that the French Grand Prix has been run since 2008. It was the eighty-seventh running of the French Grand Prix, and the fifty-eighth time the event had been included as a round of the Formula One World Championship since the inception of the series in 1950.

Lewis Hamilton took an unchallenged victory in the French Grand Prix after his two closest rivals at the start collided at the first corner. His Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas was knocked into a spin by Sebastian Vettel in a chaotic opening lap at Paul Ricard. Both had to pit for repairs and Vettel later received a five-second time penalty for causing the collision.
Vettel recovered to finish fifth place, with enough of a margin in hand over Kevin Magnussen that his five-second time penalty didn’t cost him a position. Bottas closed on the Haas driver on the final lap but had to settle for seventh place.
Coming into the event, Felipe Massa was the reigning race winner, but he did not return to defend his win following his retirement from the sport at the end of the 2017 championship.

Result List
Pos/ Driver/Car/Laps/Time/Retired /Pts

1 /Lewis Hamilton /Mercedes /53/ 1:30:11.385/ 25
2 /Max Verstappen/Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /53/ +7.090s/18
3 /Kimi Räikkönen /Ferrari /53/ +25.888s/ 15
4 /Daniel Ricciardo /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /53/ +34.736s/ 12
5 /Sebastian Vettel /Ferrari /53/ +61.935s/ 10
6 /Kevin Magnussen /Haas Ferrari /53/ +79.364s/ 8
7 /Valtteri Bottas /Mercedes /53/ +80.632s/ 6
8 /Carlos Sainz /Renault /53/ +87.184s/ 4
9 /Nico Hulkenberg /Renault /53/ +91.989s/ 2
10 /Charles Leclerc /Sauber Ferrari /53/ +93.873s/ 1
11/Romain Grosjean /Haas Ferrari /52/ +1 lap/ 0
12 /Stoffel Vandoorne /McLaren Renault /52/ +1 lap/ 0
13 /Marcus Ericsson /Sauber Ferrari /52/ +1 lap/ 0
14 /Brendon Hartley /Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda /52/ +1 lap/ 0
15 /Sergey Sirotkin /Williams Mercedes /52/+1 lap/ 0
16 /Fernando Alonso /McLaren Renault /50/ DNF/ 0
17 /Lance Stroll /Williams Mercedes /48/ DNF/ 0
NC /Sergio Perez /Force India Mercedes /27/ DNF/ 0
NC /Esteban Ocon /Force India Mercedes /0/ DNF/ 0
NC /Pierre Gasly /Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda /0/ DNF/ 0

Driver Standings
Pos /Driver /Nationality /Car /Pts

1 /Lewis Hamilton/United Kingdom/ 145
2 /Sebastian Vettel/Germany/ 131
3 /Daniel Ricciardo/Australia/ 96
4 /Valtteri Bottas/Finland/ 92
5 /Kimi Räikkönen/Finland/ 83

Constructor Standings
Pos/ Team/ Pts

1 /Mercedes /237
2/ Ferrari /214
3/ Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer/164
4/ Renault /62
5/ McLaren-Renault/40



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