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Hamilton secures record-extending 75th pole at French GP

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton secured a record-extending 75th pole position at Formula One's French Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on Saturday.

Points leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari will start the race from third, followed by Red Bull pair Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

Defending champion Hamilton, who also topped both practice sessions on Friday, and teammate Bottas benefited from an engine upgrade that Mercedes had failed to roll out in the last round when Hamilton lost the lead to Vettel.

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As of: Jun. 23
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kyle Busch6641
2Kevin Harvick5892
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4Brad Keselowski5144
5Clint Bowyer5105
6Martin Truex Jr5066
7Kurt Busch4937
8Denny Hamlin4688
9Ryan Blaney4579
10Kyle Larson44310
11Aric Almirola43311
12Jimmie Johnson37712