Verstappen Secures Third Consecutive Canadian Grand Prix Win

Verstappen Secures Third Consecutive Canadian Grand Prix Win

On Sunday, Max Verstappen captured the Canadian Grand Prix for the third time in a row. It was his 60th Formula 1 triumph overall and his sixth in nine races this year. At Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Ile Notre-Dame, Verstappen dominated late on after starting second in the rain with pole-sitter George Russell. In the last 75 Formula One races, the 26-year-old Dutchman has won 50 races.

Verstappen won the 70-lap race on the 4.36-kilometer road course, 3.879 seconds ahead of Lando Norris of McLaren. Verstappen led every lap last year after starting in pole position. The course was damp when the race started, but within ten minutes, the sun came out, and during the afternoon, there were more showers of rain.

On Lap 26, Logan Sargeant brought out the safety car, giving Norris a 10-second lead.

Russell finished third and seven-time Montreal winner Lewis Hamilton finished fourth for Mercedes. Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll of Aston Martin came in front of Oscar Piastri, who was in fifth place for McLaren. 

Verstappen extended his lead over second-place Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc to 56 points for the season. Verstappen remarked, “Together, we made the right decisions today.”