Max Verstappen continues his excellent form as he takes victory at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit in Montreal, Canada. This win makes it win number five for him over the last six races of the 2022 season. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz grabs the second spot as Lewis Hamilton takes his 2nd podium of the season by finishing third.
A good weekend for Mercedes as George Russell finished 4th and makes it a 3-4 finish for the silver arrows. Charles Leclerc managed to finish 5th while starting from 19th following a change in power unit element in his Ferrari.
After a wet qualifying session on Saturday, the race did not have any glimpses of rain at all. It was quite a nice day to race. Verstappen starting from pole took a comfortable lead over the rest of the pack. The early part of the race featured Virtual Safety Car getting deployed at Lap 9 when Red Bull’s Sergio Perez suffered a car failure leading him to retire from the race after a really disappointing weekend for him.
On Lap 20, Haas driver Mick Schumacher came to a halt as he also faced technical issues with the car causing him to retire and another VSC was brought in. Till the 49th lap of the race, it was about to be an easy victory for Max. But Yuki Tsunoda crashed onto the barriers and a safety car was deployed. This made the gap reduce between the cars. Verstappen was closely followed by Sainz till the end of the race but he remained calm and composed to get the victory.
MAX WIIIIIINS IN CANADA 💪
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