Lewis Hamilton’s winning streak continued at the 2019 French Grand Prix as the reigning world champion dominated the race with a lights-to-flag win, gaining his sixth victory at Circuit Paul Ricard out of the eight F1 races of the 2019 season. Hamilton picked up his 200th career points finish from 237 F1 starts. His success extended his lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. The triumph spread throughout the team as Mercedes gained their eighth successive 2019 victory.

“We’re creating history together and I’m so proud of everyone, I’m so proud to be a part of this team, this group of people and Valtteri did a good job this weekend as well.”

Lewis Hamilton

Ferrari driver, Charles Leclerc crossed the chequered flag behind Hamilton and Bottas, whilst his teammate Sebastian Vettel only managed to secure fifth place. Having boxed for the penultimate lap for soft tyres, Vettel locked in the fastest lap, receiving the bonus point for the 2019 French Grand Prix, bringing his points up to 111 sitting behind current leader Lewis Hamilton who’s on 187 and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on 151.

The race wasn’t as successful for Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo who came into trouble after receiving 2 x 5 second penalties; for leaving the track and gaining an advantage as well as failing to rejoin the track safely, originally finishing in 7th, but after the post-race penalties were given finishing in 11th.

Next stop in the Grand Prix calendar is Red Bull Ring, Austria, June 28-30.

Results

1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Valtteri Bottas
3 Charles Leclerc
4 Max Verstappen
5 Sebastian Vettel
6 Carlos Sainz
7 Kimi Räikkönen
8 Nico Hulkenberg
9 Lando Norris
10 Pierre Gasly
11 Daniel Ricciardo
12 Sergio Perez
13 Lance Stroll
14 Daniil Kvyat
15 Alexander Albon
16 Antonio Giovinazzi
17 Kevin Magnussen
18 Robert Kubica
19 George Russell
NC Romain Grosjean