6 Winners and 5 Losers from the Canadian Grand Prix – Who mastered the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve?

Max Verstappen’s title defence gathered extra pace in Montreal because the Purple Bull driver clinched a fifth win in six races – however F1’s return to Canada for the primary time since 2019 didn’t go so effectively for everybody. We’ve picked out six winners and 5 losers from the Canadian Grand Prix…

Winner: Max Verstappen

This was a close to faultless weekend for Max Verstappen, the Dutchman delivering a elegant qualifying efficiency to take pole place after which absorbing strain from Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz to clinch victory.

It was his twenty sixth profession win – passing greats Jim Clark and Niki Lauda to maneuver into ninth on the all-time win checklist –and his first triumph in Montreal. That win places him a powerful 46 factors clear on the summit of the drivers’ standings.

READ MORE: ‘It was correct racing’ says Verstappen after withstanding Sainz assault to increase title lead in Montreal

Verstappen’s robust run of type continues

Loser: Sergio Perez

Whereas his Purple Bull crew mate flourished, Sergio Perez had – as he put it – a “weekend to neglect”. First he crashed in qualifying, then he retired from the race with a gearbox downside.

That ended a run of seven straight races within the factors (which included three successive top-two finishes) and means Purple Bull have now had extra mechanical retirements this season than Ferrari (4-3).

Winner: Lewis Hamilton

After a irritating time in Friday observe, Lewis Hamilton’s temper improved dramatically as he certified encouragingly in fourth. The seven-time world champion then raced strongly on Sunday, with the Mercedes displaying an improved flip of tempo.

READ MORE: Hamilton says there’s ‘extra to come back’ after claiming first podium since Bahrain in Canada

He scored his second podium of the season and first because the season opener in Bahrain. It was his fifth rating on the bounce and the primary time he had crushed George Russell in eight races.

Can Hamilton carry this momentum ahead into his house race?

Losers: Haas

Haas equalled their best-ever qualifying efficiency with fifth and sixth in Canada, with Kevin Magnussen edging out crew mate Mick Schumacher. However the race didn’t go to plan.

Magnussen was given the black and orange flag to mandate a pit cease to repair minor entrance wing harm brought on by contact with Hamilton initially, dropping him to the again of the pack. Schumacher was in good condition for factors earlier than an influence unit concern compelled a DNF. That’s now 5 races with out factors for Haas.

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Winner: Zhou Guanyu

Zhou Guanyu arrived in Canada on the again of seven straight races with out factors, having been significantly unfortunate with reliability in current races.

However he stopped the rot in Montreal, qualifying within the high 10 and displaying robust race tempo all through to complete ninth – which turned eighth when Fernando Alonso was penalised post-race – to safe his finest end in F1.

Alfa obtained each automobiles house within the factors

Loser: Yuki Tsunoda

Yuki Tsunoda had an uphill battle forward of him when AlphaTauri modified a bunch of engine parts that triggered penalties for a again of the grid begin.

The Japanese driver made superb progress via the sector to place him inside a shout of the highest 10, solely to crash on exiting the pits for his third straight race with out factors.

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Winner: Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon was a bit disillusioned with qualifying seventh, given his crew mate Alonso was on the entrance row in second, however he made up for it within the race.

The Frenchman rose as much as sixth after which tactically gave Alonso behind DRS to assist his crew mate fend off Valtteri Bottas. Sixth equals his finest end of the season and pushes him 21 factors away from Alonso within the drivers’ championship.

2022 Canadian Grand Prix: Tsunoda crashes after leaving the pits and triggers a Security Automobile

Loser: Fernando Alonso

Alonso was visibly despondent after the race, having didn’t convert his finest grid slot in a decade right into a podium. The Digital Security Vehicles got here on the mistaken instances for him, whereas an engine concern from Lap 20 meant he misplaced a bunch of time of the straights.

He was then handed a five-second time penalty for weaving on the straights in defence of Bottas, which dropped him two locations to ninth – though it was at the least his fourth successive factors end.

READ MORE: Alonso drops from P7 to P9 after being hit with five-second time penalty in Montreal

Winner: Charles Leclerc

Fifth place from nineteenth on the grid can be a stable restoration for many drivers, however Charles Leclerc was left wanting extra. The Monegasque knew it will be a tricky weekend when he took engine penalties that landed him with a again of the grid begin.

2022 Canadian Grand Prix: Alonso weaves as he defends from Bottas late in Canadian GP

He struggled to chop his method via the sector – and a gradual pit cease meant he fell again into site visitors and misplaced extra time. However whereas he misplaced 15 factors to title rival Verstappen, seeing the chequered flag after his Baku retirement was necessary.

READ MORE: Leclerc calls Canadian GP ‘super-frustrating’ regardless of recovering from again row to P5

Losers: McLaren

McLaren go away Montreal disillusioned after they lacked efficiency, had reliability points and suffered an operational concern within the double-stacked pit cease throughout the Digital Security Automobile.

Daniel Ricciardo dropped out of the factors to complete eleventh, whereas his crew mate Lando Norris was down in fifteenth. It was the primary time they’d failed to attain with both automobile since Miami.

READ MORE: Sainz proud to be ‘quickest on observe for first time this yr’ regardless of lacking out on first victory in Canada

Pit cease points for each drivers unravelled McLaren’s race

Winner: Canadian Grand Prix

You’d be onerous pressed to search out somebody at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve who wasn’t excited to be again after a three-year hiatus – and, as ever, it delivered a implausible ambiance.

Round 338,000 folks attended over the course of the weekend. The grandstands have been packed, followers cheered the drivers as they drove in every day and the circuit delivered a cracking qualifying – with the assistance of some rain – and an enthralling Grand Prix. It was good to be again.

HIGHLIGHTS: Watch the motion from an thrilling race in Montreal, as Verstappen holds off Sainz to seal victory

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