Mercedes took control and Hamilton clocked the best time in Q1, which ended, as rain began to fall, with both McLarens and both Williams eliminated -- a sad contrast to the pomp of the once-great British teams, when the French race was last held at the Paul Ricard Circuit 28 years ago.
"It was not the line, I think I wasn't braking where I was braking for qualifying".
Elaborating on his approach to the corner, Vettel says he was only marginally too late on the brakes and would not have run wide had there not been a auto on his outside.
Vettel pitted to have the car's nose replaced while Bottas' tyre was almost entirely gone by the time he got back to his Mercedes team.
Sacré bleu: Two of the grid's three French drivers had retired by the end of the first lap.
The start featured the drama many expected as Vettel was slow to brake and clipped Botta at the first corner, causing a major collision and the safety auto to come out. Vettel and Bottas were at the back following their repairs.
Ferrari had no option but to pit the German once more and they did on lap 40, took the ultrasofts and his penalty, emerging still in fifth but he could do more. If it doesn't rain.well, don't say you were not warned.
Hamilton smiled and replied: "I mean, I hope so! It was a stupid move".
Bottas was hit by Vettel as the leaders rounded the first corner at Paul Ricard and spun, sustaining a puncture in the process, which dropped him to the back of the field. He was into the points in 10th, passing Nico Hulkenberg on lap 12 but was already 24 seconds back from Hamilton. He stopped for new tyres on lap 33, momentarily losing the lead, before regaining it when Raikkonen stopped a lap later.
Lauda's comments came after Hamilton was clear about Vettel being at fault for the clash when he watched a replay prior to the podium ceremony. That is where he would remain.
But in a disastrous session for the under-pressure McLaren team, Stoffel Vandoorne and Fernando Alonso were eliminated at the first hurdle - the team's worst result in a season on the cusp of turning ugly. After the race, Vettel made no attempt to shift the blame onto his rival. "I think we had no problems with the tyres, so I think we have made progress, and hopefully we can keep learning and make progress". "I knew that maybe with really unbelievable lap I maybe had a chance". "But looking back I pushed too hard".
He can split this award with Red Bull'sDaniel Ricciardo, who executed a good pass on Vettel on lap 34 after forcing the Ferrari driver into a mistake on the edge of the hairpin. "My guys, I have been with them for six years they are pushing the boundaries and never giving up", said Hamilton, who grabbed his third win this season, pulling even with Vettel. "It's a handsome Sunday".
Southgate has rejected reports that notes from a training session revealed his starting XI for Sunday's clash with Panama. Midfielder Dele Alli hurt his thigh against Tunisia and appears set to be replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek against Panama.
If the referee gives a crappy decision against you, you used to always say "you'll get that one back". Australia could face being eliminated if they lose to Denmark and France win against Peru later on.
Medicins Sans Frontiers said: "This plan would mean to people already exhausted to spend four more days on the sea". MSF called for a swift end to the crisis and a safe port in which to disembark the migrants .
Kim had tripped Claesson , though, and the converted penalty was enough to give Sweden its first World Cup victory since 2006. It wasn't a flowing performance from Sweden , but securing the win will come as a huge relief to Andersson and his team.
Officials warned that gas emissions from Fissure 8 have doubled triggering air quality concerns, according to Hawaii News Now . A small explosion on the summit of Kilauea volcano has triggered an quake but there are no reports of damage.
He said the Democrats are outraged over family separation, because they want to return to the harmful "catch and release" policy. The order directs other agencies, including the Pentagon, to take steps to find places to house family units.
Iran is usually not part of the committee, which includes Russia, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Algeria and Venezuela. Oil prices surged almost 75 percent, touching $80 a barrel, after OPEC and allies agreed to cut production in late 2016.
Neymar has sparked concern in Brazil after he was seen limping out of training ahead the side's World Cup clash with Costa Rica . But they have not beaten Germany in three attempts at various World Cups.
Tesla sues ex-employee who claims whistleblower status
In a statement to Reuters , Tesla noted that the company still expects to grow its solar and battery business over time. Tesla lawyers have asked for a court order to inspect Tripp's computers, emails, online messages and phone calls.
North Korea's Kim Jong-un makes state visit to China
Another expert said Kim's decision to visit China following his meeting with Trump did not come as a major surprise. He noted that unlike on previous visits, China's state broadcaster CCTV announced Kim's visit before his departure.
1st session belongs to India -- thanks to Dhawan
It played at the ODI World Cup for the first time in 2015 and has already qualified for next year's championship in England . India will field an under-strength side in the one-off test as they have one eye fixed on the long worldwide schedule ahead.
Baffert off to 2-for-2 start at Belmont Park
They let it go too easy". "I don't see how ( Restoring Hope ) got in anyone's way", the jockey told CNN Sport's Don Riddell. Justify became the greatest USbased racehorse in our era when completing an undefeated Triple Crown run on Saturday.
US expands China health alert amid illness reports
Cuba said it sent investigators to the home who found no potential source of a sound and were not granted access to the official. The symptoms are similar to those exhibited by USA personnel in Cuba after they heard unusual noises in an apparent sonic attack.
Twitter reacts to news of Anthony Bourdain’s death
Everyone has to take care of their mental health and the goal is to normalize conversations to improve and enhance it, Smith said. Anthony Bourdain committed suicide the same week as Kate Spade , even as the CDC reported a rise in suicides across the country.