Current World Champion Max Verstappen has won yet another race, this time in Canada to increase his championship lead over teammate Sergio Perez and Ferrari golden boy Charles Leclerc. The Dutch driver claimed his 5th win in 6 race whilst withstanding immense pressure from Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz who is still looking for his first Formula One win.
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It was looking like a comfortable win for the Red Bull driver, until the 49th lap where a Yuki Tsunoda crash forced a safety car to come out. It seemed like everything had gone perfect for Carlos Sainz and Ferrari as the Spanish driver was now very close to Verstappen whilst having a fresher set of tires. However it was not to be yet again for Sainz, as Max proved his credentials as World Champion and calmly withstood Sainz’s pressure to win his first ever Canadian Grand Prix.
The last podium place went Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. This was his second podium finish of the season, a far cry from his incredible form in past years which saw him win the Driver’s Championship numerous times.
It was another tough race was for Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc and Red Bull driver Sergio Perez. Leclerc who started the race from 19th place could only muster a 5th place finish due to yet another inconsistent performance from the Ferrari pit team and race engineers. Perez race unfortunately did not last long with him having to retire due to a gearbox issue in the 7th lap.
The next race will be held in the iconic Silverstone circuit on Sunday the 3rd of July. Red Bull will be hoping to further extend their Championship lead whilst Mercedes and Ferrari will be looking for a good performance to catch up.