Lewis Hamilton storms into pole for resurrected French Grand Prix

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• Briton takes 75th career pole ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas
• Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel third on grid as F1 returns to France

A tale of two teams defined qualifying for the French Grand Prix and while for Mercedes the storyline was one they might have written themselves, for the once mighty McLaren, Paul Ricard is proving to be a pot-boiler they would rather was pulped.

Lewis Hamilton took pole, the first driver to claim the top spot at the race on its return after a 10-year absence. He was pushed to the limit by his Mercedes team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, but the Briton nailed an exceptional final lap to deny the Finn, securing a one-two for the team. Better still, they were well clear of Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari who was in third, in front of the Red Bull of Max Verstappen.

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Written by Giles Richards at Paul Ricard
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/23/lewis-hamilton-pole-french-grand-prix-f1-mercedes under the title “Lewis Hamilton storms into pole for resurrected French Grand Prix”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.