Max Verstappen has won the French Grand Prix on to extend his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One drives’ title race
The Formula One championship leader Verstappen overtook Lewis Hamilton on the penultimate lap to win the French Grand Prix and extend his lead over his title rival to 12 points.
Verstappen used the DRS system to catch Hamilton on Lap 52 and pass him on the inside before zooming off to clinch his third win of the season and 13th of his career.
A bonus point for the fastest lap made it a great day for Red Bull, which had never beaten Mercedes on the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France.
Verstappen has 131 points to Hamilton’s 119 after seven races.
Sergio Perez in the other Red Bull came in third with Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes finishing fourth.