Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race. [REUTERS/Yves Herman]

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen passed Mercedes rival and seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton on the penultimate lap to win the French Grand Prix and stretch his Formula One lead to 12 points on Sunday.

The victory at Le Castellet was a third in a row for Red Bull after street circuit wins in Monaco and Azerbaijan. Verstappen’s Mexican teammate Sergio Perez finished third.

More to follow…

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton waves to the fans after finishing in second place. [REUTERS/Yves Herman]

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