Max Verstappen resisted the attacks of Carlos Sainz and took the victory

The reigning world champion defended his position against the Spaniard in the final laps and claimed his first win in Montreal

the dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull) reinforced its leadership in the World Cup Formula 1 by winning this Sunday Canadian Grand Prixthe ninth of the championship, in which he had to withstand the enormous pressure that the Spaniard put on him, especially in the last laps Carlos Sainz (ferrari), who finished the test in second position and set the fastest lap in the race, in a sensational performance.

Verstappen24, scored his sixth win of the year by winning at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal ahead of sainzwho signed his eleventh podium in F1; and the seven-time English world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who finished third this Sunday, a race that the other Spaniard, the double Asturian world champion Fernando Alonso (Alpine), finished seventh.

English George Russell (Mercedes) finished fourth, ahead of Monegasque charles leclerc (ferrari), protagonist of the day’s comeback, starting nineteenth and finishing fifth.

The French Stephen Ocon (Alpine) was sixth, one place ahead of his Spanish teammate, who, after a start to the season plagued by misfortunes, scored points for the fourth time in a row and is already tenth in the championship, with 22 points.

The two pilots Alfa Romeofinnish Valtteri Bottas and the Chinese Guanyu Zhou, finished eighth and ninth, respectively; a race in which he also scored, before his audience, the Canadian Lance Stroll (Aston-Martin).

Verstappenwho achieved his twenty-sixth victory in the premier class, now leads the World Cup with 175 points, 46 more than his teammate, the Mexican Czech Perezwho retained his second place in the championship despite retiring due to a gearbox failure on his Red Bullin the ninth of 70 laps.

Leclerc is third, with 126 units, fifteen more than Russell and with a 24 advantage over sainzwho retained fifth place overall after completing his best race of the season.

Red Bull continues to lead the Constructors’ World Cup, with 304 points, 76 more than ferrari.

The next test, British Grand Prixwill be held on July 3 at the Silverstone circuit (England).

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