F1: Verstappen wins the French Grand Prix;  "Czech" lets go of third place |  Video

Max Verstappen (Red Bull) He stayed with the victory this Sunday in the French Grand Prix, twelfth date of the 2022 Formula 1 calendar, benefiting from another nightmare of Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) forced to leave in the first third of the test; while, Sergio Perez (Red Bull) finished in fourth place, after losing the podium in the final laps to Circuit Paul Ricard.

for several laps, “Checo” Pérez remained in third place and tried to beat the British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) while defending his place against the attacks of the Spanish Carlos Sainz Jr (Ferrari).

But with three laps to go, right on lap 51, Perez Mendoza slowed downafter the departure of a virtual safety carmoment in which George Russell (Mercedes) overtook him to stay in third place and make it 2-3 with Hamilton.

Verstappen dominated the race from lap 18, when Leclerc had an accident when trying to escape from the Dutchman, who in the first laps tried several times to attack the Monegasque.

Leclerc lost control of his car and crashed into the retaining wall, complained over the radio about a problem with the accelerator, accompanying his complaint with a cry of rage at being out of the race, after starting in pole position.

While, Sainz Jr (Ferrari) starred in a day almost to frametaking into account the complicated business that lay ahead, after starting penultimate on the grid. The man from Madrid came to fight for the podium, but had to pitting late in the race to change very worn tires and finished in fifth place.

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With this result, Verstappen consolidates as leader of the drivers’ classification with 233 pointsfollowed by Leclerc who stayed at 170; while, Sergio Pérez closed the gap with the Monegasque by reaching 163 units.

The next meeting will be Hungarian Grand Prix, on Sunday, July 31, at the Hungaroring Circuit.


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