Max Verstappen wins in France after Charles Leclerc crashes out | Racing News

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Max Verstappen (AFP photo)

LE CASTELLET: Leader of the championship Max Verstappen ease to a comfortable victory in the French Grand Prix Sunday after Ferrari Charles Leclerc crashed while leading the race.
Red Bull’s Verstappen headed home more than 10 seconds clear of Lewis Hamilton whose Mercedes team-mate George Russell overtook Sergio Perez’s Red Bull in the closing laps to take third place.
“It’s an incredible result for the team. Great job George,” said a jubilant Hamilton.
Verstappen’s seventh victory of the season takes him 63 points clear of Leclerc and bolsters his chances of winning a second consecutive drivers’ title.
Leclerc started on pole position and was leading on lap 18 when he slammed into the safety tyres, exiting his car uninjured.
His teammate Carlos Sainz, who won the British GP, was in good position to fight for the podium before a surprising decision to pit him late in the race left him too much to do and settle for fifth place.


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