2022 Canadian Grand Prix report & highlights: Verstappen survives late Security Automotive to beat Sainz to Canadian GP victory

Max Verstappen claimed his fifth win within the final six races on the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix, withstanding a late onslaught from Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took his second podium of the season in P3.

Verstappen was trying well-placed for a snug victory over Sainz on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve when a Security Automotive was referred to as on Lap 49 of 70, after Yuki Tsunoda hit the Flip 2 boundaries after exiting the pits.

Racing resumed with 16 laps remaining, Verstappen holding off the assaults of the fresher-tyred Sainz to say his sixth victory of the season, and his twenty sixth total, as Sainz took his fifth podium of the yr – though the Spaniard’s watch for his first victory continues.

Hamilton had been scathing in his evaluation of the Mercedes W13 on Friday, however the automotive appeared useful on race day in Canada, because the seven-time champion accomplished the rostrum, his first rostrum look because the Bahrain season opener.

George Russell backed up his group mate in P4, whereas Charles Leclerc was capable of get well to P5 for Ferrari, having began nineteenth after a raft of energy unit ingredient adjustments.

1


Max
Verstappen
VER
Purple Bull Racing
1:36:21.757 0
2


Carlos
Sainz
SAI
Ferrari
+0.993s 0
3


Lewis
Hamilton
HAM
Mercedes
+7.006s 0
4


George
Russell
RUS
Mercedes
+12.313s 0
5


Charles
Leclerc
LEC
Ferrari
+15.168s 0

Regardless of beginning P2 after a sensational qualifying on Saturday, Fernando Alonso completed a pissed off P7 behind his Alpine group mate Esteban Ocon, as Valtteri Bottas led residence his Alfa Romeo group mate Zhou Guanyu for P8, Zhou taking his second-ever factors rating. Residence hero Lance Stroll rounded out the highest 10 for Aston Martin.

A sluggish cease for Daniel Ricciardo contributed to him ending simply outdoors the factors in P11 for McLaren, forward of the Aston Martin of Sebastian Vettel, with Alex Albon taking thirteenth for Williams.

Pierre Gasly encountered issues early on and was left to come back residence 14th for AlphaTauri, forward of McLaren’s Lando Norris – who additionally had a sluggish cease – Williams’ Nicholas Latifi and Haas’s Kevin Magnussen, the Dane dropping from P5 on the grid to P17 after a troublesome day in Canada.

Tsunoda was joined by Haas’s Mick Schumacher and Purple Bull’s Sergio Perez within the retirements class, each Schumacher and Perez pulling up at Flip 8 early doorways with technical points.

For Verstappen, although, there have been no such issues, as he additional stretched his lead on the high of the standings, with what was his first ever Montreal podium.

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