Max Verstappen wins French Grand Prix

By Muhammed Enes Calli

ANKARA (AA) – Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen sealed a victory in the seventh Grand Prix of the 2021 season in France on Sunday.

He gained his 13th career win after completing the 53-lap race at 1:27:25 at the Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet.

Mercedes team driver Lewis Hamilton finished in 2.904 seconds behind him, while Verstappen's teammate Sergio Perez came third, 8.811 seconds behind.

The eighth race of the season will take place in Austria on June 27.

– 2021's top five drivers, constructors

Driver standings:

1. Max Verstappen (Netherlands): 131 points

2. Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain): 119

3. Sergio Perez (Mexico): 84

4. Lando Norris (Great Britain): 76

5. Valtteri Bottas (Finland): 59

Constructor standings:

1. Red Bull: 215

2. Mercedes: 178

3. McLaren: 110

4. Ferrari: 94

5. AlphaTauri: 45