Formula 1 stops in France.
Mick Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel start the race in Le Castellet with mixed feelings.
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Formula 1 *: The French Grand Prix, Sunday, 3 p.m.
Max Verstappen takes pole position in Le Castellet from Lewis Hamilton.
Sebastian Vettel wants the next points after his second place in the last race, Mick Schumacher was inconsolable after qualifying.
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>>> UPDATE <<<
Le Castellet - Formula 1 * starts in its first triple header this season.
First of all, this weekend is going to Le Castellet, where the French Grand Prix * takes place.
After that, two races await in Spielberg, Austria.
The world championship fight between Red Bull driver Max Verstappen and world champion Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes remains exciting after the two failures in Baku.
The Dutchman is four points ahead and is starting the race in France from pole position, while the Briton was able to limit the damage with second place on the grid.
Formula 1 in France in the live ticker: World Cup fight goes into the next round in Le Castellet
“It's been a very tough weekend so far, especially mentally,” said Hamilton, who only scored seven points in the last two races: “It was difficult to get the car right.
We have rebuilt it very often.
I'm happy that it has worked so well now. "Verstappen is" incredibly fast, "added the 36-year-old:" It will be a tough race.
But our car is different now, I have high hopes.
You always have a chance from second place on the grid. "
Verstappen, who is four points ahead of Hamilton in the drivers' standings, wants to prevent this.
“It's been a very positive weekend so far on a track that is not the easiest for us,” said the Dutch Red Bull star after his fifth Formula 1 pole and the second of the season: “We have to end it tomorrow bring and get the 25 points. "
His team-mate Valtteri Bottas starts behind Hamilton, the Finn was significantly faster in all three training sessions.
When it came down to it, top dog Hamilton was there and made contact with Verstappen.
“We got away with a black eye,” said Mercedes Motorsport Director Toto Wolff at Sky: “We totally rebuilt Lewis' car so that he then felt better.
A good move, maybe too late.
But you only give up a letter. "
Formula 1 in France in the live ticker: Setback for Vettel - Schumacher can not be happy
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, who was still a strong runner-up two weeks ago in Baku, will only start the race on the Paul Ricard circuit from position twelve in an Aston Martin.
“We're having a little harder time here.
The car is set up more for the race.
I think we can improve a bit, ”said the Heppenheimer.
Formula 1 newcomer Mick Schumacher * achieved 15th place, Michael Schumacher's son was never better in a qualifying in the premier class. * However, the 22-year-old damaged his Haas during a spin, which means that the first qualifying section for everyone else was over - and no one could push Schumacher out of the top 15.
“You get a cake, but you are not allowed to eat it,” said Schumacher on the Sky microphone: “It was the first Q2 for me, the first for the team in a long time. It's a shame we couldn't drive it. Our pace wasn't too bad. That gives hope for a good race. ”With a little luck, Schumacher could reward himself with the first points *.
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