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Hamilton eases to win in France, Vettel fifth

Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a comfortable French Grand Prix victory from pole position after seeing his two main rivals take themselves out of contention at the first lap.

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Vettel, Bottas caught up in chaotic French start


Another costly Vettel error hands Lewis championship lead

A round-up of the main talking points from the French Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton moved back into the lead of the championship.

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French Grand Prix


Vettel: I could have done better with a worse start


Hamilton enjoys his 'quiet afternoon'


French Grand Prix


Hamilton pips Bottas to pole at Paul Ricard, Vettel third

Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to pole position for the French Grand Prix as the world champions returned to form at Paul Ricard.

Grosjean slides out of Q3


Story of qualifying: Leclerc stars again, Mercedes back on top

ESPN rounds up the main talking points from Formula One's first qualifying session in France since 2008.

French Grand Prix

Qualifying reaction

How Hamilton topped Vettel in France qualifying


Stroll gets airbourne in his horror Q1


French Grand Prix

Friday practice

Hamilton dominates second practice in France

Lewis Hamilton kept Mercedes top of the order in second practice for the French Grand Prix with 0.7s in hand over the next quickest car.

Marcus Ericsson crashes, car catches fire


Driver reaction

ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Le Castellet paddock following practice for the 2018 French Grand Prix.

French Grand Prix


Alonso: My Le Mans win was the greatest of all time

Fernando Alonso says his victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours rates higher than anyone else's at the prestigious event since it started in 1923.

Ricciardo not ruling out move to McLaren

Daniel Ricciardo says he is not aware of a big-money offer to join McLaren next year, but admits he is still weighing up his options for 2019.

Could Ricciardo swap Red Bull for McLaren?

Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson assess the options for Daniel Ricciardo if he decides to end his time at Red Bull.


French Grand Prix

Paul Ricard: Dull on track, colourful off it

F1 returns to Paul Ricard this weekend -- a track known for dull racing but one with a colourful past, as Maurice Hamilton recalls.

Mercedes seeks momentum swing with upgraded engine in France

ESPN previews the French Grand Prix -- which is making its first appearance on the Formula One calendar since 2008 -- and takes a look at whether Ferrari has gone ahead of Mercedes on the high-speed circuits.

Formula 1

Red Bull Honda deal

Why Red Bull's Honda gamble makes sense

Red Bull's decision to use Honda power from 2019 is all about the future and not the past, writes Laurence Edmondson.

Horner: Time is right for Red Bull switch to Honda

Principal of Red Bull Racing Christian Horner says it's time for the team to look to the future after their power unit switch to Honda.


Red Bull to switch to Honda power in 2019

Red Bull will use Honda engines from the start of next season after agreeing a new two-year deal with the Japanese manufacturer.

Le Mans

Alonso's overnight stint at Le Mans was a race changer

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Fernando Alonso grabbed the No. 8 Toyota by the scruff of the neck and wrestled it back into contention for the Le Mans 24 Hours. Nate Saunders reports from the famous 24-hour race.

Alonso wins Le Mans 24 Hours with Toyota

Fernando Alonso has moved one step closing to completing motor racing's Triple Crown with a victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours for Toyota.

Clutching his trophy tightly and still wearing his victory wreath, Alonso talks to the media after ticking the Le Mans 24 Hours off his bucket list.

Nate Saunders, F1 Associate Editor7d ago

Formula 1

Alonso and Toyota win their first 24 Hours of Le Mans

Formula One driver Fernando Alonso won the Le Mans race on his first attempt with Toyota Gazoo Racing, alongside his teammates Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima.


The series of unfortunate events which led Alonso to Le Mans

Nate Saunders charts the sequence of events that led to Fernando Alonso racing at Le Mans while still active in Formula One.

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What can Alonso expect at Le Mans?


Le Mans

Beauty, ecstasy and heartache

With Fernando Alonso set to tackle his maiden Le Mans 24 Hours this week, ESPN visited the French circuit for the two-wheeled equivalent to see what's in store for him.

How to conquer a 24 hour race


Canadian Grand Prix


What should Fernando Alonso do in 2019?

Our resident F1 writers -- Nate Saunders, Maurice Hamilton, Kate Walker and Laurence Edmondson -- respond to the main talking points from the Canadian Grand Prix.

"He should be black flagged really"

A recap of the best radio soundbites of the Canadian Grand Prix, where the chequered flag was waved one lap too early to give Sebastian Vettel a well-deserved win.

Ferrari's easy Canada win a 'wake-up call' to Mercedes

Ferrari's dominant win at the Canadian Grand Prix has alerted Mercedes to the new reality it is facing in 2018, according to team boss Toto Wolff.

Vettel annoyed by 'short-sighted' critics of dull F1 races

Sebastian Vettel has hit out at those who are quick to criticise dull Formula One races like the one he won in Canada at the weekend.

Canadian Grand Prix


Vettel dominates in Canada to take championship lead

Sebastian Vettel controlled the race from the front to secure a third win of the season in Canada, finishing ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen.

Ferrari back on top as back-and-forth season continues

A round-up of the main talking points from the seventh race of the 2018 F1 season.

Canadian Grand Prix


Vettel beats Bottas to pole, Verstappen third

Sebastian Vettel took pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix as three different teams secured the front three places on the grid for Sunday's race.

Max back to his best, McLaren endures dismal day

Sebastian Vettel put Ferrari back on pole position in Canada for the first time since 2001, but that wasn't the main talking point from an exciting qualifying session at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Canadian Grand Prix

Friday practice

Max Verstappen completes perfect Friday in Canada

Max Verstappen made a perfect start to his Canadian Grand Prix weekend by topping the second practice session after also going quickest in the morning.

Engine updates at the Canadian Grand Prix

A guide to who is running engine upgrades at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Canadian Grand Prix


Max 'might headbutt someone' if crash questions continue

Max Verstappen says he will not change his approach to racing after being involved in accidents at all six rounds this season, saying he only requires "a little bit more finesse" to stay out of trouble.


Fernando Alonso on stage in Montreal to celebrate his 300th race in F1. He points out that he has spent 18 of his 36 years (50 percent of his life) in the sport and isn't ruling out beating Rubens Barrichello's record of of 326.

Laurence Edmondson, F1 Editor17d ago

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