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French Grand Prix: Max Verstappen Beats Lewis Hamilton

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen extended his championship lead over defending champion, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton after a gripping fight in France

June 21, 2021

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, right, celebrates from the podium after winning with second place Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain from the podium during the French Formula One Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet, southern France.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands celebrates from the podium after winning during the French Formula One Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet, southern France.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates his second place from the podium of the French Formula One Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet, southern France.

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Red Bull driver Sergio Perez of Mexico celebrates his third place from the podium during the French Formula One Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet, southern France.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands crosses the finish line to win the French Formula One Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet, southern France.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands before crossing the finish line to win the French Formula One during the Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet, southern France.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, left, leads next to Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain during the French Formula One Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet, southern France.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands leads at the start of the French Formula One Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet, southern France.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, right, leads at the start of the French Formula One Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet, southern France.

AP Photo/Francois Mori

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, center, leads at the start of the French Formula One Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet, southern France.

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