VERSTAPPEN WINS IN CANADA AND TAKES RED BULL'S 100TH WIN
Verstappen once again dominating a Formula One race as he takes his third Grand Slam in a row. The win in Canada also marked the Red Bull teams 100th win in Formula One as they become only the fourth constructor to reach this milestone. This win also means Verstappen has equaled the number of wins achieved by the legendary Ayrton Senna.
It was Max Verstappen who lead into turn one with Lewis Hamilton taking second from the charging Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso into the braking zone of Turn One.
Just seven laps into this race and the Williams of Logan Sargeant is forced to pull over with an in issue - which causes the Virtual Safety Car (VSC) which due to where Sargeant had parked meant it only lasted the one lap before the green flag was put out.
But the drama didn't stop there as on Lap 12 George Russell hits the wall and looses half his front wing along with a rear puncture - as he goes into the chicane he gets caught on the sausage kerb on the exit and slides into the wall… the Safety Car (SC) is deployed.
Of course Russell pits for a new wing and fresh tyres and of course due to the amount of damage its a lengthy stop and is given the green light to continue in the race but is now 19th and last.
Eventually on lap 17 the Safety Car comes in with the pack bunched back up but it's a clean restart and no changes to positions, as the race gets back underway. When the Safety Car came out - almost every driver pitted except for Ferrari for whatever reason decided not to pit either driver until later on in the race.
At the back of the field - 35 laps in Nyck De Vries and Kevin Magnussen make slight contact and are both forced into reversing into turn 3 - both cars continue on without the need of a Safety Car.
George Russell had done an excellent job from his pit stop after hitting the wall being put out in 19th and getting into eighth place a brilliant effort from the Mercedes driver who is eventually forced to retire the car. A shame for Russell after coming back from 19th to 8th.
The next race is the Austrian Grand Prix.
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