The roles were reserved in Canada as Sebastian Vettel stole Lewis Hamilton’s crown of ‘master of Montreal’.
At a circuit were the Mercedes man has dominated so much, it was Vettel’s Ferrari that took control, converting a Saturday pole position into an earlier-than-predicted Sunday chequered flag.
One point now separates the two rivals in the race to become a five-time world champion.
There seems no better time, then, to bring back a blast-from-the-past circuit, a place none of the current drivers has won at, to let the battle for F1 supremacy heat up.
The French Grand Prix returns to the calendar – after a 10-year absence – to the Circuit Paul Ricard.
In 2008 at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, it was Kimi Raikkonen who was looking to turn pole into victory. The Finn had to settle for second place behind then Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa after problems with a broken exhaust.
After two not-so-thrilling races in a row in Monaco and Canada, can France bring back the joie de vivre to the 2018 season?
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Who will win in France?
Choose your top three drivers from the list below