In The Driver's Seat

Good sign as top 3 gradually converge

All in all, the French Grand Prix was better than either the Monaco or the Canadian races. There was, for example, some spectacular, crowd-pleasing action in the first corner, and several people managed to pull off some pretty decent overtaking manoeuvres.

And though it might have been a slightly frustrating story of what might have been, as Lewis Hamilton won as he pleased without real opposition, such uncertainty is much better than predictability.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2018, with the headline 'Good sign as top 3 gradually converge'. Print Edition | Subscribe