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French Grand Prix driver ratings
Edd Straw
By: Edd Straw
Jun 25, 2018, 11:05 AM

Just one driver earned an absolutely perfect rating for their French Grand Prix weekend - and they didn't get the result they deserved.

It's hard to argue with pole position and a comfortable race win, and Hamilton and Mercedes were back in the sweet spot in France. Hamilton's Q3 performance could have been better in terms of time, if not position, so it wasn't a perfect weekend. But at all the crucial moments – qualifying, the start, the restart – he never released his vice-like grip on the French GP.

This was another of those weekends during which Bottas drove very well – lapping only a tenth off Hamilton in qualifying despite losing significant practice time – but came away with less than he deserved. It's impossible to judge his race pace given the damage inflicted on his car by Vettel, but he deserves credit for plugging away and salvaging seventh place.

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Series Formula 1
Event French GP
Location Circuit Paul Ricard
Author Edd Straw
Article type Commentary