This Sunday, the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) signed his sixth victory of the season, after his triumph at the Canadian Grand Prix, ahead of the Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and the Briton Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).
Max Verstappen of course. This Sunday, on the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit, near Montreal, the Dutchman, resident of the Red Bull team and reigning world champion, easily won the Grand Prix of Canada, ninth round of the world championship. His very first success in the country. It must also be said that Canada had not hosted a Grand Prix since 2019. That is two years of absence, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A perfect weekend for the Dutchman, already the fastest this Friday then this Saturday, during practice and then during qualifyingto then afford the fifteenth pole position of his career.
The podium of the day is completed by the Spaniard Carlos Sainz, resident of the Ferrari team, while the Briton Lewis Hamilton, resident of the Mercedes formation, climbs on the third step of this same podium. For his part, the Monegasque Charles Leclerc, resident of the Ferrari team and left in the last line after having received a penalty for an engine change, while only three changes of this type are authorized per season, managed to take fifth place finish.
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Ocon finishes sixth
Starting on the front row, for the first time in ten years, Spaniard Fernando Alonso (Alpine) finished seventh, just behind his teammate, Frenchman Esteban Ocon. For his part, Pierre Gasly took fourteenth place. This season, Verstappen is now six wins in all. The 26th since the start of his career. A final victory which thus allows the Dutch driver to further accentuate his lead in the world championship of the specialtyin a season made up of a total of 22 Grands Prix.
In the standings, he is now 46 points ahead of his teammate at Red Bull, namely the Mexican Sergio Perez. This Sunday, the latter had to retire due to a gearbox problem. Third in this same classification, the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) is 49 lengths behind Verstappen.
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