The dutch Max verstappen (Red Bull), Leader of Formula One World Cup, will come out first this Sunday in the French Grand Prix, in the Paul Ricard circuit, where he gave a stroke of authority, relegating the sevenfold English world champion to second place on the grid Lewis hamilton (Mercedes), which he leads by four points in the championship.
At 3:00 p.m. (UK time) the traffic lights will go out and the young Dutch talent will have to defend his position if he wants to climb to the top of the podium. Verstappen, 23, yesterday signed his fifth ‘pole’ in Formula One by covering the 5,842 meters of the French track in one minute, 29 seconds and 990 thousandths, 258 less than Hamilton that served him to dominate the main timed, that the Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) finished fourth and the Spanish Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and Fernando Alonso (Alpine) fifth and ninth, respectively.
‘Checo’, who had just won in Azerbaijan two Sundays ago, he stayed four and a half tenths behind his Dutch partner and will start fourth, from the second row and next to the other Mercedes, the Finn Valtteri Bottas, third this Saturday at Le Castellet.
Sainz will start from the third row, in front of the French Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri), third in the crazy career of Baku and Alonso will do it from the fifth. Along with Australian Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) and behind the Monegasque Charles Leclerc -Sainz’s partner in Ferrari- and the other McLaren, the Englishman Lando norris, which will start from the fourth.
On television, you can follow the free trials live on the DAZN platform.
Race 15.00 peninsular time