Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s Lewis Hamilton dominated the 21-race 2019 Formula 1 season’s eighth race, the French Grand Prix, at Circuit Paul Record en route to earning his sixth victory of the season and in the last seven races as well as his fourth consecutive victory.
Hamilton, who started this 53-lap race around the 15-turn, 3.63-mile (5.842-kilometer) Circuit Paul Ricard road course in Le Castellet, France from the pole position, won it by 18.056 seconds over teammate Valtteri Bottas, who finished in second place.
McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr., Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo, Alfa Romeo Racing’s Kimi Raikkonen, Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg and McLaren rookie Lando Norris rounded out the top 10 by finishing in sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th place, respectively.
Hamilton was the only leader of this race, marking the fourth time that he has led each and every lap of a race this season. He has now pulled this off in four of the last six races and four of his last five victories.
Of the 20 drivers who started this race, 19 finished it, as Rich Energy Haas’ Romain Grosjean was the only driver who failed to do so. A total of six drivers finished this race on the lead lap.