Mercedes hops far ahead
Verstappen victoriously fends off Ferrari’s attacks
06/19/2022, 9:39 p.m
Charles Leclerc successfully limits the damage from the last row on the grid. Nevertheless, the Ferrari driver continues to lose points to Max Verstappen in the fight for the Formula 1 World Championship. The Red Bull driver wins the Canadian Grand Prix, which ends very bitterly for Mick Schumacher.
Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen has won the Canadian Grand Prix and extended his Red Bull team’s streak to six wins. With his 26th Grand Prix success and his sixth of the season, the 24-year-old beat Carlos Sainz in a Ferrari and record world champion Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes.
Verstappen’s title rival Charles Leclerc, who started from the end of the field in a Ferrari, finished fifth. In the World Championship standings, Verstappen is now well ahead of his team-mate Sergio Perez (129), who retired, and Leclerc (126) with 175 points.
Sebastian Vettel missed the points in the Aston Martin in twelfth place. Mick Schumacher, who had started from sixth place higher than ever before, did well, but after 20 laps he had to stop his Haas because of a damaged power unit.
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