By lap 23, Hamilton was in command ahead of Verstappen by six seconds with Ricciardo, Raikkonen and a charging Vettel, back up to fifth, leading the chase. It definitely was a positive and the guys did a great job on the engine side of things and the development part.
The subsequent stops following the clash saw both Vettel and Bottas fall to the back of the field, but while the German was able to carve his way back to the front, damage to the Finn's auto compromised his efforts.
It was Hamilton's 65th career win.
Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton has fare chances of converting his pole into the race victory and stands on the top-most stand of the podium.
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Vettel has been a clinical and competitive pilot so Mercedes needs to take care of Vettel who is just behind them.
Hamilton made a good enough start to be just clear of the crash between Vettel and Bottas at the start, and after a five-lap intervention by the safety vehicle, leapt away at the re-start and was never seen again.
Vettel and Bottas collided as they jostled for position, with the German handed a five-second penalty for causing the collision. The Dutchman endured a tough start to 2018 and faced heavy criticism following a run of high-profile incidents, although his recent form suggests he has turned a corner. Nor should we forget that Hamilton is traditionally stronger in the second half of the year. "Given the situation, how tight it was, I think we were both lucky in a way to be able to continue". "(But) we are all fighting for world championships.
"Honestly I didn't get to see the England game", Hamilton said after the race. "We are not twiddling around".
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Two of the three French drivers retired on the spot, with Force India's Esteban Ocon and Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly the unlucky casualties.
Behind the top three teams, Sainz took seventh for Renault, Leclerc did well to take eighth for Sauber, Magnussen's Haas starts in ninth and Grosjean get tenth after bending his auto. I enjoyed the race.
Verstappen has finished on the podium in three of the last four races after an accident-prone start to the season.
Driving conditions were optimal at the 5.8-kilometer (3.6-mile) circuit situated just inland from the Cote d' Azur. From the east end of the track to the west end down the long straight. "I guess where the stewards came from is that both were last at that stage of the race, so that was damage enough".
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With less time for Ferrari's engineers to play catch up, Hamilton will hope to press his advantage at the Austrian and British races.
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