HIGHLIGHTS: Relive the action from a dramatic French Grand Prix, as Verstappen capitalises on Leclerc's misfortune


Max Verstappen secured his seventh victory of the season at the French Grand Prix, capitalising on rival Charles Leclerc crashing out from the lead to seal a second consecutive victory at Paul Ricard.

Verstappen started the race in second and struggled to make it past Leclerc early on despite appearing to be quicker. However, after the Ferrari driver ended up in the barrier on Lap 17, Verstappen went into the lead and produced a dominant performance to seal his 27th career victory.

It was a first double podium of the season for Mercedes, with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell coming home in second and third respectively, ahead of Sergio Perez in fourth, while Carlos Sainz came from the back of the grid to fifth.

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It was a good outing for Alpine at their home race, with Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon finishing in P6 and P8, respectively. McLaren’s Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo finished in seventh and ninth, while Lance Stroll fended off the late challenge from his team mate Sebastian Vettel to finish 10th.

Along with Leclerc, the other drivers to fail to finish the race were Yuki Tsunoda, Kevin Magnussen, Nicholas Latifi and Zhou Guanyu.

Click on the video player to watch the action from the French Grand Prix, as Verstappen extended his lead to 63 points in the drivers' championship.


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