F1: Verstappen Gets 6th Win Of The Season As He Holds Off Sainz In Canada News Portal


Verstappen held off Carlos Sainz Jr and denied the Spaniard what wouldve been his maiden race win as F1 returned to Canada.

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Verstappen has won 6 races this season out of the 9 rounds held.
Reigning world champion Max Verstappen took another win as F1 returned to Canada. The race was a gruelling one typified by 2 virtual safety cars and one safety car with balance shuffling between the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz Jr and Verstappen in the Red Bull. Verstappen also lost his teammate Sergio Perez due to a gearbox failure in the beginning half of the race. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who tails Verstappen and Perez in the world championship came P5 in a good recovery drive after starting from P19 post a power unit change. Sainz who started from P3 managed also the fastest lap of the race. 

Lewis Hamilton returned to the podium after coming P3 ahead of his teammate George Russell who managed P4. Fernando Alonso, F1’s oldest and most experienced driver managed to come P2 in a wet qualifying session but managed just P7 after dropping behind thanks to poor race pace and an engine issue. He was out performances by his teammate Esteban Ocon. 

The Alpine duo were chased by the Alfa Romeo duo of Bottas and Zhou who managed P8 and P9. Lance Stroll topped off the top 10 in his home race for Aston Martin. 


Lewis Hamilton came in P3 as he finally found some pace with the Mercedes

Initially, in the race, Alonso was quickly passed by Sainz but he couldn’t manage to keep up with Verstappen. But Verstappen took an early pitstop thanks to the virtual safety car brought on by the retirement of his teammate which yielded the Ferrari a tyre advantage. Sainz also took advantage of a cheap pitstop when Mick Schumacher retired. Finally when Tsunoda retired a safety car came out which have Sainz another cheap pit stop Verstappen was rapidly catching him on fresher rubber. 

Verstappen took the lead of the race from Sainz after he pitted and held off the Ferrari which had fresher rubber till the end of the race in a duel that lasted for 15 laps. In the end, the Ferrari just didn’t have enough top speed to make an overtake stick on the Red Bull despite being quicker in the race. 


Leclerc was stuck for a long time behind Ocon’s Alpine and could’ve had a better result

McLaren had another terrible race with Ricciardo managing P11 ahead of Norris who managed P15 and was hamstrung with a power unit issue. Vettel managed P12 for Aston Martin but will have to see the authorities for a safety car infringement. Albon was the lead Williams in P13 ahead of Gasly for AlphaTauri. Latifi managed P16 for Williams while Magnussen was the only finishing Haas in P17.


This is the 6th consecutive win for Red Bull and the 6th overall for Verstappen who leads the world driver’s championship quite comfortably. 

2022 F1 Round 9 Canadian GP Race Results:

Pos.Car No.DriverTeamTimePoints
11Max VerstappenRed Bull1:36:2225
255Carlos SainzFerrari+0.993s19 (18 + 1 point for fastest lap)
344Lewis HamiltonMercedes+7.006s15
463George RussellMercedes+12.313s12
516Charles LeclercFerrari+15.168s10
631Esteban OconAlpine Renault+23.890s8
714Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault+24.945s6
877Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo+25.247s4
924Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo+26.952s2
1018Lance StrollAston Martin+38.222s1
113Daniel RicciardoMclaren+43.047s0
125Sebastian VettelAston Martin+44.245s0
1323Alexander AlbonWilliams+44.893s0
1410Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri+45.183s0
154Lando NorrisMclaren+52.145s0
166Nicholas LatifiWilliams+59.978s0
1720Kevin MagnussenHaas+68.180s0
NC22Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauriDNF0
NC47Mick SchumacherHaasDNF0
NC11Sergio PerezRed BullDNF0

Championship Standings After Round 9 – 2022 Canadian GP

1Max VerstappenRed Bull175
2Sergio PerezRed Bull129
3Charles LeclercFerrari126
4George RussellMercedes111
5Carlos SainzFerrari102
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes77
7Lando NorrisMcLaren50
8Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo44
9Esteban OconAlpine Renault39
10Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault22
11Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri16
12Kevin MagnussenHaas15
13Daniel RicciardoMcLaren15
14Sebastian VettelAston Martin13
15Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri11
16Alexander AlbonWilliams3
17Lance StrollAston Martin3
18Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo3
19Mick SchumacherHaas0
20Nico HulkenbergAston Martin0
21Nicholas LatifiWilliams0

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