Daniel Ricciardo in his Renault

Daniel Ricciardo has blamed the Circuit Paul Ricard and modern aerodynamics for F1’s current malaise.

Nothing happened at the weekend. You know it. We know it. Everyone knows it. Let’s just call it a non-championship round.

There is no other driver operating on the same level as Lewis Hamilton today. While the Briton has earned the benefit of a class-leading car and is obviously immensely naturally talented, it’s his insatiable desire to be the best — surely the point of any elite competition — that is setting him apart from his undoubtedly fast rivals.

The French Grand Prix Strategy Report podcast features freelance motorsport journalist Matt Clayton.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates at the 2019 French Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton dominated the French Grand Prix to extend his championship lead to 36 points.

Lewis Hamilton drives out of his Mercedes garage.

Mercedes claimed a record-breaking 63rd front-row lockout at the French Grand Prix.

E Racing Magazine editor Trent Price joins us to start a moratorium on discussing Fernando Alonso for at least the next seven days after the Spaniard wins Le Mans for the second time this season. Meanwhile, has anything happened in Formula One this week? The answer is no.

Rob and Pete review the French Grand Prix by talking about Freddo Frogs while Michael previews the Austrian Grand Prix by sampling Vienna’s Viennetta. We ask the age-old question: ‘What is that thing?’.

Daniel Ricciardo is the driver market’s hottest property. Could he be bound for one of F1’s slowest teams?

F1 Strategy Report 2018: French Grand Prix with Matt Clayton, Red Bull Australia motorsport editor