Max Verstappen scores an easy victory at the French Grand Prix after Charles Leclerc crashes out of the lead of the race. Featuring Jack Nicholls, BBC F1 commentator.

Scuderia AlphaTauri F1 driver Yuki Tsunoda joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about the beginnings of his European motorsport journey in 2018, adjusting to life far away from Japan, repairing his confidence after a challenging F1 rookie season, his relationship with teammate Pierre Gasly and that Silverstone crash and his excitement of F1 returning to Suzuka for this October’s Japanese Grand Prix, while we wrap up Sunday’s French Grand Prix won by Max Verstappen.

Michael and Rob wrap up the season-ending French Grand Prix that delivered Max Verstappen his second world championship.

Michael and Rob wrap up the season-ending French Grand Prix that delivered Max Verstappen his second world championship.

Max Verstappen cruised to an easy win at the French Grand Prix after polesitter Charles Leclerc crashed out of the race in a devastating blow to his title campaign.

Leclerc was in the lead of the grand prix, having fended off 10 laps of Verstappen advances, and was traversing Turn 11 when the rear stepped out in the middle of the corner.

His Ferrari swapped ends before going into the far barrier nose-first, ending his race on the spot.

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Charles Leclerc will start the French Grand Prix from pole after beating Max Verstappen to top spot at Circuit Paul Ricard.

Leclerc had the benefit of teammate Carlos Sainz providing a slipstream down the back straight to minimize Ferrari’s weekend-long top-speed disadvantage, allowing the Monegasque’s strong first and final sectors to make the difference.

Sainz will start from the back of the grid with a penalty for using too many power unit parts; the Spaniard progressed through qualifying only to benefit his teammate.

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Max Verstappen beat Carlos Sainz to top spot in final practice at the French Grand Prix.

Verstappen’s best lap of 1m 32.272s covered Sainz by a comfortable 0.354s margin, while Charles Leclerc struggled with degradation in third, 0.637s off the pace.

The Dutchman’s supremacy was such that even his quickest time on the medium compound would have put him second in the final order – and it would’ve been quick enough to keep top spot before Sainz set a second time on softs after two cool-down laps.

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Ferrari dominated second practice at the French Grand Prix, with Carlos Sainz leading Charles Leclerc in the top two spots. Max Verstappen was more than half a second adrift in third.

Sainz, who will start the race no higher than 10th thanks to a power unit change penalty, set a session-best time of 1m 32.527s to edge his teammate by just 0.101s. The Spaniard set his quickest lap on his second flyer on the soft tire despite the sweltering track temperature of 131 degrees F.

Verstappen had no answer to Ferrari’s one-lap pace and elected to skip straight to his long-run work afterwards. He ended the hour 0.55s off the pace and complaining of understeer in his RB18, the same problem having afflicted him in the first session earlier in the day.

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Charles Leclerc topped first practice from title leader Max Verstappen at the French Grand Prix.

Leclerc’s Ferrari, equipped with a new floor along with its low-drag rear wing, looked most at home on the sizzling-hot Circuit Paul Ricard, where track temperatures soared to 140 degrees F. His best lap of 1m 33.930s was quick enough to pip Verstappen by 0.091s despite a slow middle sector — which is defined by the long back straight and chicane — losing him a couple of tenths.

Verstappen, however, appeared to have considerably more pace available to him. His fastest lap of soft tires comprised the fastest times through the first two sectors before he made a mistake in the final sector. The Dutchman’s Red Bull RB18, which was struggling with understeer all session, drifted wide at the long Turn 11, which probably cost him in the vicinity of 0.3s.

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McLaren signs Rob and Michael to its driver roster but won’t say for which category. Mike Krack gets a visit from a mysterious Australian at 3am.

Red Bull Racing breached Mercedes’s French Grand Prix fortress against the odds, breaking the title fight wide open.

Max Verstappen wins from pole with the fastest lap, but it took bold strategy and some help from his teammate to beat Lewis Hamilton to victory in France.

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Host of the Strategy Report Formula 1 show and FIA-accredited journalist Michael Lamonato joined Paul Heath on Sports Drive to discuss the French Grand Prix and Max Verstappen’s win for Red Bull Racing.

The French Grand Prix delivered yet another thriller in this too-close-to-call championship fight, with Max Verstappen sensationally stripping Lewis Hamilton of the lead on the penultimate lap in a serious statement of title intent.

Max Verstappen has pulled off a masterful strategy to pass Lewis Hamilton for victory with two laps to go in a nail-biting French Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen overcame Lewis Hamilton to take victory in the French Grand Prix with a late charge from fourth to extend his championship lead.

The Dutchman passed Hamilton for the win on the penultimate lap, the fifth change of the lead in the race, after an inspired gamble on a second tire change gave the Red Bull Racing driver almost 20 seconds to make up on the Briton’s Mercedes with 20 laps to run.

It was a replay in reverse of the Spanish Grand Prix, where Mercedes had played a similar blinder against Red Bull Racing to secure victory.

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Max Verstappen snatched pole from Lewis Hamilton for the French Grand Prix, and regardless of its effect on this weekend’s race, it’s an important marker in the championship fight.