Hamilton Dominates French Grand Prix For 2nd Consecutive Year

Lewis Hamilton is en fuego right now. The Mercedes driver started on the pole for Sunday’s French Grand Prix and led flag to flag en route to his second straight win at Circuit Paul Ricard and sixth victory of the 2019 season already. It was also his 200th race that he finished in the points, as the five time world champion is well on his way to a sixth career title in 2019.

Hamilton, now leads the championship standings by 36 points over his teammate Valtteri Bottas whom brought his No. 77 Mercedes home runner-up, some 18 seconds behind Hamilton on Sunday afternoon around the 3.630-mile road course.

Mercedes has won all eight races this year and has gone 1-2 in six of them.

Hamilton, hasn’t finished worse than second all year and if you go back to 2018, he has 10 straight top two finishes and 18 in his last 20 starts. Bottas, has six top two finishes himself in 2019 and seven podiums.

Charles Leclerc started third and finished there in his No. 16 Ferrari. It was Leclerc’s second straight third place finish and third of the year. He’s finished fifth in four of his other five starts this year.

Max Verstappen backed his second place run in France last year with a fourth place result in his No. 33 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda on Sunday. It was Verstappen’s fifth fourth place finish this season already.

Sebastian Vettel could only gain two spots on Sunday and rounded out the top five in his No. 5 Ferrari. It was Vettel’s fourth finish outside of the podium in 2019.

French Grand Prix Results

  1. 44 Hamilton

  2. 77 Bottas

  3. 16 LeClerc

  4. 33 Verstappen

  5.  5 Vettel

  6. 55 Sainz Jr.

  7.  3 Ricciardo -1

  8.  7 Raikkonen -1

  9. 27 Hulkenberg -1

  10.  4 Norris R -1

  11. 10 Gasly -1

  12. 11 Perez -1

  13. 18 Stroll -1

  14. 26 Kvyat -1

  15. 23 Albon R -1

  16. 99 Giovinazzi R -1

  17. 20 Magnussen -1

  18. 88 Kubia -2

  19. 63 Russell R -2

  20.  8 Grosjean OUT

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