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Valtteri Bottas quickest in first practice at French Grand Prix

Mercedes show early dominance at the French Grand Prix with Valtteri Bottas quickest in first practice ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen

  • Valtteri Bottas was fastest in the first practice session at the French Grand Prix
  • The Mercedes driver saw off team-mate Lewis Hamilton 0.335 seconds
  • Championship leader Max Verstappen finished third at the Paul Ricard Circuit
  • Sergio Perez, winner of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix earlier this month, took fourth 

Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to top spot in opening practice for the French Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver saw off his team-mate by 0.335 seconds at the Paul Ricard Circuit.

Championship leader Max Verstappen finished third for Red Bull one place ahead of Sergio Perez, winner of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix earlier this month.

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Valtteri Bottas (above) beat Lewis Hamilton to first in the French Grand Prix’s opening practice

He saw off his Mercedes team-mate (pictured) by 0.335 seconds at the Paul Ricard Circuit

He saw off his Mercedes team-mate (pictured) by 0.335 seconds at the Paul Ricard Circuit

Championship leader Max Verstappen (above) finished third, one place ahead of Sergio Perez

Championship leader Max Verstappen (above) finished third, one place ahead of Sergio Perez

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