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How Verstappen outfoxed Mercedes at the French GP

Mercedes left the French Grand Prix still struggling to understand how Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to victory.

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Verstappen chases down Hamilton to win the French GP

Max Verstappen overtakes Lewis Hamilton on the penultimate lap to win his third race of the 2021 F1 season.

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Mercedes' pit stop plan backfires as Verstappen undercuts Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton emerges from the pits behind Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen.

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Hamilton takes the lead on Turn 2 after Verstappen locks up

Max Verstappen loses the lead on the first lap after he runs off the track on Turn two.

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FRENCH GRAND PRIX

QUALIFYING

Verstappen, Hamilton battle on knife edge again in France

Max Verstappen might have the one-lap advantage at the French Grand Prix, but his battle with title rival Lewis Hamilton is still too close to call.

Verstappen and Hamilton to start at the front

Max Verstappen takes pole position ahead of the French Grand Prix followed by Lewis Hamilton in second.

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Out of control spin from Schumacher stops Q1

Mick Schumacher sends his Haas hard into the barrier causing his front wheel to break on the axel.

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Tsundoda red flags Q1 in 3 minutes

Yuki Tsunoda spins off track, hitting the barrier to stop the first qualifying session in the first three minutes.

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Verstappen out-classes the rest in FP3

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Verstappen unhappy with Pirelli blowout explanation

Formula One world championship leader Max Verstappen said on Thursday he was unhappy with Pirelli's explanation for the high-speed tyre blowout that cost him victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Hamilton hints Red Bull, not Pirelli, to blame for tyre blowouts

A new row appears to be brewing between Formula One's top two teams.

Verstappen hoping for another battle with Hamilton at French GP

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How the Azerbaijan Grand Prix descended into chaos

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Hamilton locks up at the restart as Sergio Perez wins in Azerbaijan

Lewis Hamilton skids off the track at the restart as Sergio Perez wins his first Grand Prix with Red Bull.

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Verstappen out after rear tire fails on the main straight

Max Verstappen crashes despite leading in Azerbaijan because of a rear tire failure.

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