- Lewis Hamilton won pole position ahead of the French GP
- The insert was closed by Williams driver – Sergei Sirotkin and Lance Stroll
- The French Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. The start of the competition is scheduled for 16:10.
Hamilton was the fastest rider in the practice sessions on Friday and was the favorite of the time trial. The rainy weather hit Paul Ricard on Saturday and interrupted the third session, but it could turn everything upside down.
However, the competition started with good weather conditions and in the first quarter the competition took place on a dry track. As predicted, such circumstances were most favorable for Hamilton, who made the best time by beating the second Maks Verstappen (Red Bull) by .266 seconds and the third Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) by .296 seconds. The top five were completed by Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
At the other end were McLaren, Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne, separated by Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso). Williams & # 39; s agents ̵
The second part of the time trial was best started by Bottas. However, Finn did not hold the lead for long as Hamilton jumped in shortly after and broke the team record by more than half a second. Shortly thereafter, Vettel and Raikkonen sprang up behind the back of the reigning world champion, but they could not seriously approach the 33-year-old, but towards the end of the second quarter they were able to improve their results.
It was particularly interesting in other positions He impressed Charles Leclerc (Sauber). Monakijczyk qualified unexpectedly for the last part of the time trial. The superiority of the Ferrari Ferrari had to be recognized by Esteban Ocon (Force India), Nico Hulkenberg (Renault), Sergio Perez (Force India), Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso) and Marcus Ericsson (Sauber).
In the third quarter he was the first in the lead position Vettel, but he was quickly overtaken first by Bottas and then by Hamilton. Moments later, Romain Grosjean (Haas) lost control of the car. The Frenchman, who performed very well from the start of the home race, crashed at the ribbons and finished his qualifying session.
After a short break, the final decisions were made. Finally, there were no surprises and the pole position was taken by Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes driver on his last pass improved his time and overtook Valteriego Bottas, who had prevailed a moment ago in front of a team partner. The top three completed Sebastian Vettel, who made a serious mistake in the last race.
Next came Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen, Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc and Kevin Magnussen. In tenth position was Romain Grosjean, who had broken his rivalry a few minutes earlier.
The last winner of the Grand Prix of France, still on the Magny Cours circuit, was Felipe Massa. The former Ferrari driver stood together with his teammate Kimim Raikkonen and Jarno Trulli on the podium in the colors of Toyota. These events took place in 2008.
Results of the French GP qualification:
1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1.30.029
2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 1.30.147
3. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 1.30.400
4. Max Verstappen (Red Bull TAG-Heuer) 1.30.705
5. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull TAG-Heuer) 1.30.895
6. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) 1.31.057
7. Carlos Sainz (Renault) 1.32.126
8. Charles Leclerc (Clean Ferrari) 1.32.635
9. Kevin Magnussen (Haas Ferrari) 1.32.930
10. Romain Grosjean (Haas Ferrari) without time
11. Esteban Ocon (Force India Mercedes) 1.32.075
12. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) 1.32.115
13. Sergio Perez (India Force Mercedes) 1.32.454
14. Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso Honda) 1.32.460
15. Marcus Ericsson 1.32.820
Q1: [1965-9032] 16. Fernando Alonso (McLaren Renault) 1.32.976
17. Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso Honda) 1.33.025
18. Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren Renault) 1.33.162
19. Sirgiej Sirotkin (Williams Mercedes) 1.33.636
20. Lance Stroll (Williams Mercedes) 1.33.729