Hamilton sympathy for fans as French GP win looks too easy

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) Lewis Hamilton needed only a few seconds to take control of the French Grand Prix on Sunday.

Once he accelerated away from pole position, leaving Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas trailing, Hamilton was not challenged over 53 laps.

His fourth straight win, sixth overall this season, and 79th of his career looked easy as he finished 18 seconds ahead of Bottas and 19 seconds ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.

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Formula 1 Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 L.Hamilton 187 6
2 V.Bottas 151 2
3 S.Vettel 111 0
4 M.Verstappen 100 0
5 C.Leclerc 87 0
6 P.Gasly 37 0
7 C.Sainz Jr. 26 0
8 K.Raikkonen 19 0
9 D.Ricciardo 16 0
10 N.Hulkenberg 16 0
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