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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s dramatic world title race is set to take another twist at the French Grand Prix today.

An incident-packed race in Baku last time out may not have altered the top of the drivers championship standings, but it followed the tone of what has been an entertaining battle so far between the Mercedes and Red Bull drivers.

Defending champion Hamilton has won the past two races at the Circuit Paul Ricard, but Verstappen will be desperate for victory after he was cruelly denied a win at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix two weeks’ ago.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the race this afternoon.

When is the French Grand Prix?

The race will start at 2:00 pm BST on Sunday 20 June.

How to watch on TV

The race will air live on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage beginning at 12:30pm.

How to watch online

Existing Sky Sports customers live stream the race via the Sky Go app on a variety of devices.

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What happened last time out?

In short, what didn’t happen last time out? Max Verstappen looked set to clinch a huge win in the title race until his rear-left tyre blew out on the pit-straight, causing him to crash into the barrier with five laps to go.

After a 30-minute red flag, there was a two-lap finish to determine the winner and there was further drama as Lewis Hamilton ran off the track after accidentally switching off his brakes.

Sergio Perez therefore held on to claim a victory, with Sebastian Vettel and Pierre Gasly completing an unlikely podium.

Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris finished fourth and fifth respectively, while Mercedes had a horrible afternoon as Hamilton finished 15th and team-mate Valtteri Bottas came home in 12th.

What are the standings?

1. Max Verstappen – 105 points

2. Lewis Hamilton – 101

3. Sergio Perez – 69

4. Lando Norris – 66

5. Charles Leclerc – 52

6. Valtteri Bottas – 47

7. Carlos Sainz – 42

8. Pierre Gasly – 31

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