Max Verstappen wins thrilling Canadian Grand Prix

Published on 11 June 2024 at 16:00

Max Verstappen held off McLaren’s Lando Norris to come first place at Montreal on Sunday after a safety car restart.

The Red Bull driver battled throughout the race against both Mercedes and McLaren drivers after qualifying second on Saturday.

Rain showers caused concern for most of the race as multiple safety cars were deployed throughout with five drivers having DNF’d.

George Russell started pole position but managed to stay on the podium in third place with Norris in second. 

Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso, made his way past Daniel Ricciardo on the apex of Turn two despite the spray of water coming out the back of the car. 

Sergio Perez spun off track after a collision with a spinning Pierre Gasly in lap one.

Haas’ Kevin Magnussen made up seven places by the time we got to lap three leaving him sat behind the seven world champion Lewis Hamilton.  
But not for long as he passes Hamilton shorty after and then goes onto catch up to Alonso and Oscar Piastri but an eight second pit-stop resulted in him losing his grid position back to thirteenth.

Norris took full advantage of the DRS to overtake Verstappen before hitting the chicane and one step closer to the front position with a one second gap between him and George Russell. 
Norris eventually moved past Russell with DRS and under breaking to take first place and lead the race but with Verstappen on his tail.

Logan Sergeant sent his Williams spinning and landing in the middle of the track and bringing out the safety car.

Verstappen and Russell took this as their opportunity to pit whilst Norris stayed out for one more lap until he got a fresh set of tyres and came out side by side with his teammate in third.

We had a constant battle for second place between Norris and Russell with both drivers fighting hard to win those 18 points.

Sergio Perez suffered wing damage, Carlos Sainz spun onto the grass colliding with Alex Albon forcing him to retire from the race leaving Williams with a double DNF.

A double DNF also for Ferrari with Charles Leclerc retiring after multiple issues throughout the race with  engine failure.

 Verstappen led the last 11 laps and crossed the finish line to take victory once again with a 3.8s margin over Norris.




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