Lewis Hamilton on pole position for French Grand Prix (Details)


Lewis Hamilton won a battle with Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas for pole position at the first French Grand Prix for 10 years.

Hamilton beat Bottas by 0.118 seconds in a top 10 shoot-out interrupted by a red flag following a crash by Haas driver Romain Grosjean.

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Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was third, ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

And there was a starring performance from rookie Charles Leclerc, who put the Sauber in eighth place on the grid.

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