Hamilton has equalled his longest win-less streak in System 1 · RaceFans

Max Verstappen turned the ninth most profitable System 1 driver when it comes to outright wins final weekend, claiming his twenty sixth profession victory within the Canadian Grand Prix.

This was the sixth consecutive win for Purple Bull, which is their second-longest streak of all time. They want three extra to match their private greatest and 5 extra to equal the 34-year-old document held by McLaren.

Verstappen additionally took pole place – the fifteenth of his profession however, remarkably, solely his second of this season. The one different driver with 15 poles is his championship rival Charles Leclerc.

The Purple Bull driver was denied a hat-trick of win, pole and quickest lap by Carlos Sainz Jnr, who claimed the bonus level. That is solely the second time Sainz has set the quickest lap in a race – he beforehand did so on the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix.

Sainz completed second for the fifth time in his profession. The one driver to have taken extra second-place finishes with out successful a race is Nick Heidfeld, who did so eight occasions.

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2022
Verstappen prolonged Purple Bull’s run of wins

It was additionally the fifth podium end for Sainz this 12 months, giving him yet another than crew mate Leclerc. Sainz additionally had probably the most podiums of the pair final season.

Lewis Hamilton returned to the rostrum for the primary time for the reason that season-opener in Bahrain. Nonetheless it has been an unusually uncompetitive run for him currently in Mercedes’ W13.

He has now gone 10 consecutive races with out scoring a win, which equals the longest such run of his profession. He’s had 10 straight win-less races on three earlier events.

After making his debut at the start of 2007 it took Hamilton simply six races to attain his first win, which got here at that 12 months’s Canadian Grand Prix. However his first championship victory in 2008 was adopted by a prolonged win-less spell.

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In circumstances much like these he finds himself in right now, Hamilton’s McLaren crew didn’t grasp a brand new set of laws at their first try, and he languished off the tempo within the opening races of 2009. Hamilton finally took the upgraded MP4-24 to victory in Hungary after 10 begins and not using a win.

Lewis Hamilton, Jarno Trulli, Albert Park, Melbourne, 2009
Hamilton couldn’t defend first title in uncompetitive MP4-24

An additional two lengthy win-less spells adopted his transfer to Mercedes on the finish of 2012. He gained as soon as in his first season on the crew, once more in Hungary, both aspect of which he went for 10 races in a row with out one other victory.

Hamilton’s present win-less streak started after his victory in final 12 months’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, adopted by his controversial defeat per week later in Abu Dhabi. He’s but to guide a lap this 12 months, although George Russell headed the sector for 4 laps within the different Mercedes on the Spanish Grand Prix.

Russell adopted his crew mate residence in fourth place, sustaining his streak of ending each race within the prime 5. Reprising two themes from final week’s stats and information, Russell is now solely 15 factors behind Leclerc, who has misplaced 95 factors to Verstappen in six races.

Nonetheless Leclerc managed a powerful restoration effort from nineteenth on the grid, climbing 14 locations to complete fifth.

Fernando Alonso, Alpine, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2022
Alonso put his expertise to good use

For the second time this 12 months Fernando Alonso was penalised after the chequered flag. His demotion to ninth place promoted Zhou Guanyu, who had already achieved one of the best results of his profession to date, to eighth.

Alonso’s Saturday was higher: He claimed his first entrance row place since he took pole place for the 2012 German Grand Prix for Ferrari. At 40 years and 325 days, this made him the oldest driver to begin a race from the entrance row since Michael Schumacher at that 12 months’s Chinese language Grand Prix (43 years and 103 days).

He wasn’t the one one who had a greater Saturday than Sunday. Haas matched their greatest ever two-car qualifying performances of fifth and sixth, which they beforehand managed with Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen on the 2018 Australian and German grands prix. Mick Schumacher’s sixth place was his highest beginning place of his profession.

Sadly neither he nor Magnussen have been in a position to ship factors on Sunday. The crew which left the season-opener third within the standings now languishes in ninth place, having failed to attain in any of the final 5 rounds.

Schumacher has now began 30 races with out scoring a degree. Solely 5 drivers have had longer point-less careers: Toranosuke Takagi, Brett Lunger, Max Chilton, Charles Pic and record-holder Luca Badoer, who failed to attain in all of his 51 begins.

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