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Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    That race won't last long in the memory, but the good news is we get another race in only a week's time. The Austrian Grand Prix takes place next Sunday so let's hope for a thriller at that one.

    As always, thanks for joining us and for all your comments. Bye for now.

  2. Hamilton dominance

    That is an incredible 151 points separating Hamilton in first and Gasly in sixth. We've only had eight races!

    Hamilton 36 clear of Bottas, 76 ahead of Vettel and 87 in front of Verstappen.

  3. Champagne in France, how original

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  4. Hamilton cruises to French GP victory - read the report

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer


    Lewis Hamilton took a stranglehold on the world title with a dominant victory in the French Grand Prix.

    Hamilton was in a league of his own, even over his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, as the 34-year-old Briton took his sixth win in eight races.

    The five-time champion leads Bottas in this year's title race by 36 points - a win and a fifth place - after just eight races.

    Bottas finished a distant second, holding off an attack from Ferrari's Charles Leclerc on the final lap.

    Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari took fourth and fifth and the only minor irritation for Hamilton was that Vettel managed to steal the point for fastest lap, by virtue of a late pit stop for fresh soft tyres.

  5. Getting crowded in the stewards' office

    Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo are not the only drivers summoned to see the stewards - Kimi Raikkonen has joined them too.

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  6. Sainz finishes sixth - his joint highest finish this season

    Carlos Sainz says: "Very happy, very well executed race we have a good start a simple but effective strategy and it was good fun.

    "We have an understand of why we are strong we just need to confirm that in the following races that are coming and the Tarmac surfaces and the balance of the car."

  7. 'I don't expect miracles' - Verstappen

    Max Verstappen who finished fourth said: "I still had Charles in sight and I tried to keep on pushing. I still want to see how fast we can go.

    "But with seven laps to go I lost rear grip and could not rely on the tyres but getting in front of one Ferrari is good.

    "Every driver would like more grip but also top speed and that was hard to achieve and attack. We had a good Turn 1 and Turn 2 but lacked top speed. Austria will be difficult - I don't expect miracles."

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    Andrew: It isn’t Hamilton or Mercedes fault that they keep winning. Hamilton just a lot better than everyone else. And fair play to Mercedes. Other teams need to do better! Good to see McLaren improving this season though.

    Bob: Bottas is a fantastic midfield driver but I’m just not convinced about title winner. Sorry. I do hope Norris benefits from a Ricciardo penalty.

  9. Listen as Lewis Hamilton secures his sixth victory of the season

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  10. 'Fast on the straights, not so much in the corners'

    Sebastian Vettel, who finished in the points in fifth, says: "Fastest lap was straight forward - it's not the first time we’ve seen it. It was quite tight at the end, we seemed to have a problem with charging the battery in the last lap, otherwise it should’ve been a straight forward race.

    "We know it's straight forward in terms of speed - we are fast on the straights and not so much in the corners.

    "This weekend, the biggest aim was to close the gap as much as possible and we failed. We have to understand why some of the bits we brought didn’t work and hopefully we can try again and the track layout in Austria next week will go our way.

    "The track here is very hot, and the more grip you have the more you can look after your tyres and that seems to be favouring Mercedes more than us."

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    Rachel: Utterly crushing dominance from @LewisHamilton - making his own team-mate look decidedly ordinary. Stunning.

    Philip: Anyone still think that Bottas is a title challenger, this season or next? Do me a favour. A midfield driver who lucked into a front-running car and is STILL nowhere near Hamilton.

  12. Keep France on the calendar?

    The Paul Ricard circuit isn't known for its thrilling races and Lewis Hamilton has now won both of the races held here after there was not a French Grand Prix between 2009 and 2017.

    But, as for French Grands Prix overall, Michael Schumacher has won the most times in France with eight wins, all at Magny-Cours.

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    Victor: Lewis seems not to have a challenger this season.

    Ian: Walk in the park for Mercedes, gutted for Lando.

    Bruce: Ricciardo literally cost Norris three places by going off track and pushing Norris off while he re-entered.

  14. Post update

    Still waiting to hear if Daniel Ricciardo is facing a penalty after all four of his tyres went off the track in a late and entertaining assault on the cars ahead of him.