Lewis Hamilton admits French GP pole lap far from ideal

French Grand Prix 1976

French Grand Prix 1976

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel leads Hamilton by one point at the top of the standings after seven of 21 races.

"It's a difficult one to get the right balance, I tried hard to give everything in the last attempt, and looking back, I pushed too hard", Vettel said after the session. It felt like I was playing catch-up all day after I missed a lot of track time in FP2 track time in FP3 was limited for everyone. "Every time, I was driving around at home last week the games were on everywhere". As we saw with the long queues in and out of the track for.

The 90-minute opening session was red-flagged with a minute remaining when Ericsson lost control at the Beausset corner, spun and hit the barriers hard, with the Sauber vehicle then catching fire.

The Red Bull Racing cars of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were fourth and fifth, with the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen in sixth. The Swedish driver was unharmed.

The four-time world champion said on his team radio that the McLaren driver was going "dangerously slow".

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New Zealander Brendon Hartley spun his Toro Rosso to set the tone before Frenchman Esteban Ocon spun his Force India and both Saubers followed suit.

The second session was momentarily stopped while crews helped retrieve Perez's Force India after the back left wheel came off as he drove over a curb, sending the auto sliding across the tarmac. Another driver on somewhat of a high is Fernando Alonso, albeit not because of his faltering McLaren.

The battle of Formula One's four-times champions has ebbed and flowed, with Vettel taking back the lead in Canada after Hamilton had to make do with an engine reaching the end of its life while rival teams had upgrades.

"I feel very grateful for a solid weekend", said Hamilton after his victory at the Circuit Paul Ricard, the first French GP in 10 years.

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