Pole position for Verstappen in France
The first two rows of the grid are occupied by Red Bull Racing and Mercedes. Verstappen will start from pole, followed by Lewis Hamilton in second place. It seemed that Mercedes wanted to give him a slipstream with the help of Valtteri Bottas but to no avail.
Bottas will start third, with Sergio Perez next to him. The Mexican will be looking to make things difficult for Mercedes at the start, and he seems to have the pace to do so.
After Red Bull Racing and Mercedes, it is Carlos Sainz who has secured the fifth starting spot. Pierre Gasly is sixth on the grid, followed by Charles Leclerc. Lando Norris will start eighth, despite problems in the final stages of Q2. Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo completed the top ten.