Watch: Aseel Al-Hamad comments as she becomes first Saudi woman to drive an F1 car

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Aseel Al-Hamad created history on Sunday as she became the first Saudi Arabian woman to drive an Formula One car.

Hamad took a lap of the Le Castellet circuit prior to the start of the French Grand Prix, on the same day the driving ban for women in Saudi Arabia was lifted.

She drove the car as part of a parade of Renault cars and was very excited by the turn of events.

Find out what she had to say, in the video below:

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Lewis Hamilton on pole position for French GP ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel

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Lewis Hamilton put his Mercedes on pole position for the French Grand Prix as the crisis at his former team McLaren took another twist.

Hamilton stormed to the 76th pole of his career on Formula One’s first visit to France in a decade with a dominant display at the Paul Ricard Circuit.

The British driver saw off his rival team-mate Valtteri Bottas by more than one tenth, while Sebastian Vettel, whom he trails by a single championship point, finished third and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen fourth.

But Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne qualified 16th and 18th of the 20 runners on another humiliating day for the failing McLaren team.

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Valtteri Bottas tops times before final qualifying session is washed out due to storm

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It was a wet day at Paul Ricard Circuit.

Valtteri Bottas headed the time sheets in a washed-out final practice session for the French Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver posted a best effort of one minute and 33.666 seconds in the opening moments before a heavy downpour at the Paul Ricard Circuit.

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton, who topped both practice sessions here in the dry on Friday, was among those who did not set a competitive lap.

Renault’s Carlos Sainz was second in the order ahead of the Sauber of Charles Leclerc. The inclement weather could yet play a role in qualifying which takes place at 16:00 local time.

Hamilton, boosted by a new Mercedes engine this weekend, is bidding to move back ahead of Sebastian Vettel after losing his championship lead at the last round in Canada.

Ferrari driver Vettel heads Hamilton by just one point with 14 rounds still remaining.

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