Max Verstappen’s Red Bull won the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix. On the Montreal street circuit, Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari is second and Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes is third. Starting from the back of the grid in the Canadian GP, ​​Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari closes the comeback in fifth place behind Russell’s fourth-placed Mercedes. Ocon’s Alpine sixth ahead of teammate Alonso and Bottas’s Alfa Romeo. Ninth the other Alpha of Zhou Guanyu. The Aston Martin of Stroll closes the top ten. ARRIVAL ORDER AND RANKINGS

Between emotions, overtaking and the safety car, Max Verstappen appears again. The Red Bull Dutchman does not miss a beat in the Canadian Grand Prix, keeping a very good Carlos Sainz behind the exhausts to the finish who, also helped by the accident in the final at Tsunoda’s Alpha Tauri, is very close to beating the world champion but he has to settle for an excellent second place. Also on the podium a recovered Lewis Hamilton with a Mercedes in clear recovery, while Charles Leclerc closed his comeback race in fifth place, starting from the back of the grid to change the engine and the electronic control unit at the beginning of the weekend. Sergio Perez’s other Red Bull is out of action due to technical problems at the start of the GP and Fernando Alonso is seventh, who started from the front row. A GP that in the splendid Montreal that once again rewards Verstappen on the run in the World Championship with, now, 49 points ahead of Leclerc. Monegasque who did all he could to limit the damage, hoping to take advantage of the fresh engine in the next races.

Formula One Grand Prix of Montreal

The flying Dutchman makes no mistake since the green light leading a perfect race in driving and strategy. Not even the accident in the final at Tsunoda’s Alpha Tauri, which neutralizes the race with the safety car entering the track, facilitating the Ferraris, manages to make the world champion surrender. Sainz is very fast and has the freshest tires, but Verstappen holds out until the checkered flag of the world champion he is. “The final safety car didn’t help – said the World Championship leader as soon as he crossed the line – They were overall very fast in the race and it was really difficult for me. They had fresher tires in the end and it was really exciting. Me. I gave my all and clearly Carlos (Sainz, ed) did the same. I saw that he was always pushing and attacking. Clearly with the DRS it is easier to attack, but the last few laps were fun. Speed ​​on the straight? year we are very fast on the straight and this helps us. Overall – added the Red Bull driver – they were very strong in the race, it would have been hard to get them back. They had fresher tires after the final safety. In that case I would have preferred to be what he had to attack rather than what he had to defend, but luckily it worked anyway “.

Formula One Grand Prix of Montreal

A second place that is almost worth a victory for Sainz, coming within a whisker of his first triumph with the Red: “I pushed hard – said the Spaniard – I didn’t even leave an inch under braking and close to the walls. maximum even with the battery, I tried them all to pass Max (Verstappen, ed), but we didn’t have enough speed to get close enough in the laps and take him off the line at the chicane. But the good thing is that we were a bit faster for the whole race. Here, however, we lacked something to overtake. We are happy with the race pace, as we managed to put pressure on Max. The timing of the pit stop was right. We tried them all and we came very close to winning. I take the positives and will continue to try in the next race. ” At Silverstone in England on July 3rd.