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Red Bull’s season leader Max Verstappen wins the Montreal Grand Prix

Components One season chief Max Verstappen of Pink Bull held off Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz to win the Montreal Grand Prix on Sunday.

Verstappen earned his twenty sixth profession victory and sixth this season.

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Pink Bull driver Max Verstappen, of Netherlands, waves after qualifying first for the Components One Canadian Grand Prix auto race in Montreal, Saturday, June 18, 2022.


(Jim Watson/Pool Photograph by way of AP)

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Pink Bull driver Max Verstappen, of Netherlands, left, and Alpine driver Fernando Alonso, of Spain, shake arms after qualifying first and second respectively for the Components One Canadian Grand Prix auto race in Montreal, Saturday, June 18, 2022.


(Jim Watson/Pool Photograph by way of AP)

The 24-year-old Dutchman led the ultimate 20 laps of the 70-lap course, 0.993 seconds forward of Sainz.

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Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes was third for simply his second podium this season.

Canada’s Lance Stroll and Nicholas Latifi completed tenth and sixteenth respectively.

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Mercedes driver George Russell positioned fourth. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who began from the again of the grid as a result of a penalty for altering his engine, was fifth.

Alpine’s Fernando Alonso, who began on the entrance row for the primary time in 10 years, completed seventh.

A day after Pink Bull’s Sergio Perez crashed in qualifying, the Mexican driver’s day ended on Lap 9 when he misplaced energy.

That was a blow to his championship probabilities. He’d began the day simply 21 factors behind Verstappen atop the season leaderboard.

“I’ve misplaced the engine,” Perez stated. “I’m caught in gear.”

Mick Schumacher of Haas retired on Lap 20, whereas the day ended for Alpha Tauri’s Yuki Tsunoda on Lap 50.

The Components One circuit made a triumphant return to Montreal after the race was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 as a result of COVID-19.

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The race drew a sun-soaked crowd of about 100,000 followers.

With two new grandstands constructed since 2019, it was a report for the occasion.

F1’s return to Montreal coincided with the fortieth anniversary of the loss of life of Gilles Villeneuve, for whom the monitor is called.

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