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Verstappen takes advantage of Leclerc’s crash to win French GP and extend F1 lead

Dutchman Max Verstappen of Red Bull won the French Grand Prix on Sunday (24) to extend his lead in the 2022 Formula 1 drivers’ championship.

Verstappen took advantage of a mistake by Charles Leclerc to win at Paul Ricard. Ferrari’s Monegasque crashed while leading the GP on lap 18 and retired from the race.

With the victory, Max reached his 27th career victory and tied three-time champion Jackie Stewart for eighth in the category.

Mercedes achieved their first double podium of the season. In his 300th GP, Lewis Hamilton took 2nd place and George Russell 3rd place.

Completing the points grid, positions 4 to 10: Sergio Perez (Red Bull), Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), Fernando Alonso (Alpin), Lando Norris (McLaren), Esteban Ocon (Alpin), Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) and Lance Stroll. (Aston Martin).

Max Verstappen’s seventh win of the 2022 season takes him to 233 points in the drivers’ championship and is now 63 points ahead of Charles Leclerc, who has 170 points. units.

The next round of the Formula 1 World Championship takes place next weekend, from July 29 to 31 at the Hungaroring Stadium in Hungary.

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