After a strong start to P3 on track, Carlos was on course to secure an impressive sixth place at the team’s home race, but ultimately finished in eighth after a technical issue in the closing laps. Today’s result – the team’s third double-points finish in a row - means the grip on fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship strengthens to 62 points, surpassing last season’s total points haul before the halfway mark of the year.
It’s round eight and it’s the return of the French Grand Prix! Located near Le Castellet in the south of France, Paul Ricard hosted the first French Grand Prix in 1971 up until 1990 when the track became outdated. Williams has enjoyed much success at Paul Ricard with a number of race wins, podiums and pole positions during the seventies and eighties. In 1986, Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet qualified first and third. The pair went one better the following season with a one-two finish at the 1987 French Grand Prix. The Circuit Paul Ricard has since been updated to create a challenging and thrilling race for drivers and fans in 2018.