Lewis Hamilton kicked off Formula One's first ever triple-header in fine style as he cruised to victory in the 2018 French Grand Prix. The race returned to the F1 calendar after a 10-year absence and served up an explosive start, as Lewis negotiated the chaotic first lap action to bring car No.44 home for his 65th win in Formula One; and his 44th for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team.
Lewis was simply unstoppable in the south of France, and coasted home to regain not only the top spot on the podium, but also his place at the top of the drivers' championship. He then immediately turned his attention to the Austrian Grand Prix, which is set to take place next weekend. The track in Spielberg has been a happy hunting ground for the Silver Arrows in the past, and Lewis is now hoping for another strong performance.
Lewis said: "Austria should be a fairly decent track. It's been a decent track for us in the past, so I don't see why it should be any different now. I think the car should be good there. I think the Red Bulls have been particularly quick there in the past because it's quite a good downforce circuit, so it'll be interesting."
"As you're seeing, the cars, it's great that we are close in qualifying, but positioning is everything really in qualifying, and you can't overtake. At that track, even though you've got those long straights, it is very, very difficult to overtake, so it's going to be about who qualifies where at that track."