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Lewis Hamilton secures record-extending 75th pole at French GP

Hamilton trails Vettel by one point at the top of the standings heading into Sunday's race at the Paul Ricard Circuit.

Reported by: AP , LE CASTELLET, France [ Published on: June 23, 2018 21:03 IST ]
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Pole position qualifier Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates

Lewis Hamilton secured a record-extending 75th pole position at Formula One's French Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on Saturday. Points leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari will start the race from third, followed by Red Bull pair Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

Defending champion Hamilton, who also topped both practice sessions on Friday, and teammate Bottas benefited from an engine upgrade that Mercedes had failed to roll out in the last round when Hamilton lost the lead to Vettel.

Hamilton trails Vettel by one point at the top of the standings heading into Sunday's race at the Paul Ricard Circuit.

It was the third pole of the season for the 33-year-old Hamilton.

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