Lewis Hamilton took a lights-to-flag victory at the French Grand Prix meaning the Briton has now been victorious at every circuit on the current calendar.
The Mercedes driver was flawless as his main championship rivals encountered trouble on the opening lap with Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel making contact at the first turn.
The duo, from second and third on the grid, came together when Vettel locked-up and ran into the rear of Bottas' Mercedes. That span the Finn and punctured his rear tyre, whilst Vettel suffered heavy front-wing damage, forcing the pair to stop, dropping them to the back of the grid.
Both Max Verstappen and Kevin Magnussen cut the first corner to avoid the clash, but escaped any penalty, which allowed them to climb up the ranks to run second and fifth on the opening lap. Carlos Sainz found himself in third ahead of Charles Leclerc.
They weren't the only ones involved in first-lap incidents. Romain Grosjean made early contact with Esteban Ocon and was handed a five-second time penalty. Both were able to continue, but the Force India driver didn't make it much further as he and fellow Frenchman Pierre Gasly later collided, forcing them both out.
A Safety Car was deployed to clear the debris and stranded cars of Gasly and Ocon.
Vettel was also handed a five-second time penalty for causing a collision, though it didn't impact his result as he fought through the field, running as high as third at one stage before his tyres began to fade, allowing both Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen to pick him off.
Vettel finished fifth, 27 seconds adrift of Ricciardo with Verstappen claiming second and Raikkonen completing the podium.
Magnussen was sixth for Haas ahead of Bottas who suffered floor damage and was unable to mount quite the same comeback as Vettel.
Renault's Sainz ran strongly in third before dropping down the order as faster cars quickly found their way past, but held onto sixth until the final few laps when he reported a loss of power. He was able to finish eighth ahead of team-mate Nico Hulkenberg and Leclerc.
Grosjean finished 11 seconds outside of the points, five of those from his time penalty, with McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne struggling in 12th. His team-mate, Fernando Alonso, had a torrid race to finish 16th ahead of only Lance Stroll, though both retired on the penultimate lap but were still classified.
Alonso made a late stop but it would seem his tyre wasn't correctly fitted and came loose. Stroll meanwhile suffered tyre problems too, but in more dramatic circumstances as his front-left, which at the time was 50 laps old, failed, forcing a late VSC for the debris that littered the circuit.