Charles Leclerc holds his face in his hands after crashing out of the 2022 French Grand Prix

2022 French Grand Prix

Charles Leclerc crashes out from the lead of the 2022 French Grand Prix to hand Max Verstappen a comfortable victory at Paul Ricard and 63-point championship lead

“Of course the lead we have is great, but it’s probably a bit bigger than what it should have been when you look at the car performances between the two cars.”

Max Verstappen’s words after the French Grand Prix were so true, as he once again profited from a rival’s error, and took full advantage.

The defending champion had been confident pre-race that he had the car to overtake Charles Leclerc for victory after being on the back foot in Austria, and in the opening laps it felt like a matter of time before he moved past the Ferrari.

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Paul Ricard

Country

France

Location

Le Castellet, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.63 (Miles)

Record

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari SF90), 1m32.740, 140.910 mph, F1, 2019

First Race

1970 Paul Ricard F2

3,420

Championships

View

19,439

Results

View

25,316

Drivers

View

14,566

Teams

View

922

Circuits

View