Lewis Hamilton falls agonisingly short in French Grand Prix as Max Verstappen overtakes him just before final lap to win

LEWIS HAMILTON was denied a crucial victory in the French Grand Prix as Championship leader Max Verstappen overtook him with just two laps to go. In the end it all came down to strategy – and it was Red Bull and their Belgian driver who were left celebrating. In the end it worked a treat as Verstappen’s cleaners tyres allowed him to chase down Hamilton and take the chequered flag. Hamilton made the perfect start to the race when he overtook pole-setter Verstappen instantly. Both drivers complained about their tyres at various points in the race – but it was Verstappen’s radio that caused him the biggest issues. Nine laps before the end Verstappen overtook Bottas to take second and provide a real threat to Hamilton’s dominance.

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