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Paul Ricard FP1: Bottas on top as Mercedes look strong

Valtteri Bottas topped FP1 ahead of the French Grand Prix, with the Finn more than three tenths clear of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. The under-fire Bottas recovered from an early off to top the timing sheets, with Hamilton second and Max Verstappen third, 0.432 seconds off the leading pace. Mercedes had struggled throughout free practice in Monaco and Baku, but were more like their usual selves on Friday on the Cote d'Azur, with Red Bull now on the back foot. The session was punctuated by numerous issues as drivers struggled to get to grips with the French circuit, two years since it last featured on the Formula 1 calendar. In addition to Bottas, Mick Schumacher, Yuki Tsunoda, Kimi...
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