"Really excited to be back for the first grand prix at Paul Ricard in a long, long time". "In the end I was reasonably happy with today's run".
Hamilton, who claimed his 75th career pole position, enjoyed a tenth of a second advantage over his second-placed Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport team-mate Valtteri Bottas, with championship leader Sebastian Vettel third for Scuderia Ferrari at the Circuit Paul Ricard.
However, team boss Toto Wolff hinted after the French Grand Prix - a race which was attended by Mercedes chairman Dr Dieter Zetsche - that a conclusion may finally on the horizon.
It was the third pole of the season for the 33-year-old Hamilton.
Hamilton essentially led from start to finish to retake the world championship lead in France, and for his troubles was presented with this magnificent trophy, designed by artist and sculptor Richard Orlinski.
"That wasn't too bad", said Hamilton.
"I was confident I could improve for the final attempt", Vettel said about his last flying lap that came up short.
Two-time champion Fernando Alonso was 16th and McLaren team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne 18th, sandwiching Brendon Hartley in his Toro Rosso.
The stewards awarded Vettel a five-second penalty, but the penalty had little impact on the race after the Ferrari driver managed to build up a substantial gap over Bottas - who had been nursing floor damage, and the rest of the field.
Hamilton, however, is seemingly certain to stay, and it is likely he will be partnered by Valtteri Bottas for a third year with Mercedes content that the inoffensive Finn is doing enough to retain his seat.
Good for Mercedes to hold their nerve despite the forecast for rain halfway through the race - they didn't call in their men to change their tyres or tactics.
Upon the start of Q2, the action continued with Force India's Esteban Ocon battling fellow Frenchman Romain Grosjean for the final spot.
There was also drama on track, with Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson crashing his Sauber in the first session and clambering out with the vehicle on fire.
In F1's first race in France in a decade, Hamilton quickly adapted to the unfamiliar track by posting the top times in both of Friday's qualifying sessions, while Vettel struggled to find the right driving lines.
Harley-Davidson said it will not raise its prices to avert " an immediate and lasting detrimental impact " on sales in Europe. The company has assembly plants in the United States, India and Brazil, and will open a new plant in Thailand in the summer.
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Barring a change,"you take what Major League Baseball does, trust that and live with it", said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. Osuna appeared this season in just 15 games prior to his arrest and posted nine saves and an ERA of 2.93.
The original goal was to get those out by the end of 2018, but development-related challenges have pushed them back to next year. The rumoured over the ear headphones could be competing with the premium headphones from rivals such as Bose and Sennheiser .
The Manchester United striker secured two in the Tunisia match, which helped Belgium immensely in their World Cup campaign. Romelu Lukaku , who scored two against Panama, spearheads the Belgian attack, supported by Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens.
Canadian lawmakers passed sweeping cannabis legalization on Tuesday that will legalize recreational use of marijuana by adults. Senator Tony Dean, who sponsored the Cannabis Act , called the legislation's passing "transformative social policy".
Legendary singer Anita Baker and Marvel-Disney blockbuster 'Black Panther , received massive recognitions at the 2018 BET awards . At the 2018 BET Awards , she chose to tone things down, opting for a midi-length dress with a flattering sweetheart neckline.
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , less than earlier reports that had angered some locals. Singapore said on Sunday it spent S$16.3 million (9.04 million pounds) on hosting the summit between U.S.
He also admitted it's to "make sure that we can continue to offer a valuable service and support the whole enterprise". But subscription services are especially popular among Millennials, who have proven hard for theaters to attract.
The World Cup shocks continue
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