The dutch Max verstappen (Red Bull) strengthened its leadership in the Formula One World Cup by winning this Sunday the French Grand Prix, the seventh of the World Cup, played in the Paul Ricard circuit. where his Mexican partner Sergio Pérez finished third and the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Alpine), eighth.
Verstappen achieved his third victory of the year by winning at the Le Castellet track ahead of the sevenfold English world champion Lewis hamilton (Mercedes) and her Mexican partner Sergio perez (Red Bull), who signed his twelfth podium since driving in Formula One.
The other Mercedes, that of the Finn Valtteri Bottas, concluded fourth, ahead of the two McLaren, the English Lando norris and the australian Daniel Ricciardo.
Alonso finished eighth, behind the French Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri) and ahead of the two Aston Martin, the German Sebastian vettel and the Canadian Lance Stroll, which also entered the points; in a race in which the other Spaniard did not score, Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), eleventh this Sunday at Paul Ricard.
Verstappen now leads the World Cup with 131 points, twelve more than Hamilton; while ‘Checo’ is third, with 84 units.
Red Bull, which will race at home for the next two races – the Styrian and Austrian Grand Prix, the next two Sundays – leads the constructors’ championship with 215 points, 37 more than Mercedes.