Hamilton secured pole position on Saturday, his third of the year. His Formula One record now stands at 75.
“It feels great to be back in France. It’s such a beautiful place. I got a great response from the crowd and I’m delighted to be here for the first time,” Hamilton said to reporters.
“Hamilton was back to his brilliant best in qualifying and proceeded to dominate the race, crossing the line seven seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen completing the podium,” says the Formula 1 website.
Hamilton appeared to have navigated debris on the track from another racer’s punctured tire before crossing the finish line. “At the restart, Hamilton comfortably retained the lead,” Formula 1 noted.
Hamilton credits much of his agility and strength on the track to his vegan diet.
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