As Formula One embarks on its first ever triple header with three Grand Prix in as many weekends, I thought I would do something different in my F1 posts. Normally, I try to cram in the talking points into the same review post. However, realising how much longer it makes those posts I thought I would attempt to break them down. I will do a post on this the talking points from the second and third leg of the triple-header before the review of the driver's performances including ratings. The first though is the talking points around the French Grand Prix which saw its return to F1 for the first time in ten years.
The race saw a chaotic start with Sebastian Vettel making contact with Valtteri Bottas at turn 1 which dropped them down to the back of the field. Turn three then saw two French drivers, Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly coming together as both their races came to an end. The Safety car inevitably made its appearance.
Racing resumed on lap 6 and the action was there again as Vettel was involved with Fernando Alonso at turn three who went for a spin. Several drivers were out of position after the opening lap and was shown as Raikkonen and Ricciardo soon made positions on Magnussen and Sainz respectively in the following five laps. Sebastian Vettel meanwhile was on a charge as he was back into the points paying positions after only 6 laps of racing and was into 5th by lap the end of lap 20. However, he soon appeared to e a sitting duck as Ricciardo and Raikkonen came back at him after they made their pit stops.