Formula 1: Verstappen won the Canadian Grand Prix

The Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) won the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, which took place at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit in the city of Montreal.

The 24-year-old world champion accumulated his sixth win of the season (out of 9 competitions) and leads the Championship with 175 points, 46 ahead of his teammate, Mexican Sergio Pérez, who had to leave the competition this time. competition due to problems in the electrical circuit of his Red Bull.

Verstappen, achieved the 26th. victory in Formula 1, with a total time of 1h36m21s757/1000 to complete the 70 scheduled laps.

The Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) arrived as an escort at 993/1000, gathered an additional point for the tournament, by setting the lap record with a time of 1m15s749/1000, but he still has not achieved any wins in his 150 races in the highest category. automotive.

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) returned to the podium after eight races (he had been third in the inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix), finishing in 7.006/1000.

The Englishman George Russell (Mercedes) finished fourth at 12:313/1000, while the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) staged a commendable recovery and finished fifth at 15:168/1000, after having started in the penultimate position, due to the penalty of having to change the power unit of the vehicle number 16 painted red.

Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Alpine) finished sixth at 23.890/1000; the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Alpine) had to settle for seventh place, after having started in second place, while the Finn Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) finished in eighth position.

The Chinese Guanju Zhou (Alfa Romeo) was placed ninth and the local Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) added a point in the tournament, after having closed his performance in the tenth position.

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The race marked a clear predominance of Verstappen in much of the development despite the entry of the safety car due to an oversight shown by the Japanese Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri). The advantage that the Dutchman could develop over the Madrid native completely evaporated and the restart showed Ferrari very close to Red Bull.

However, Sainz failed to put together a consistent attack against a Verstappen who was always faster on the straights and defended the victory by covering all the possible gaps that his pursuer could slip into.

“We were the fastest. We were very strong in the race. If the safety car hadn’t turned up, the win wouldn’t have been so close,” Verstappen said.

The tenth stop of the Formula 1 World Championship will take place on Sunday, July 3 at the Silverstone track (5,141 meters long) with the British Grand Prix.

Positions: Verstappen 175 points; Perez 129; Leclerc 126; Russell 111; Sainz 102; Hamilton 77; Norris 50; Bottas 44; Ocon 39; Alonzo 22; Gasley 16; Ricciardo and Magnussen 15; Vettel 13; Tsunoda 11; Stroll, Albon, and Zhou 3.

Constructors: Red Bull 304 points; Ferrari 228; Mercedes 188; McLaren 65; Alpine 61; Alfa Romeo 47; Alpha Tauri 27; Aston Martin 16; Hass 15; Williams 3.

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